Thermal Design: User Acceptance of Your Product - Part 2

In an earlier blog post, we discuss the importance of user product acceptance. We examined another gaming laptop product review that focused heavily o...

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Thermal Radiation: Key for Natural Convection Solutions

Thermal engineers are radiant about the effects of thermal radiation. Thermal radiation is one of three modes of heat transfer, along with convection ...

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Buoyancy: The Driving Force of Natural Convection

 In thermal management, we describe our air cooled devices as using either natural convection or forced convection. Fans and blowers are the mech...

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Solar Eclipse Thermals: Radiation's Effect on Weather

We generally take regular events for granted. Sometimes, it's only when our regular programming gets disrupted that we realize how much impact these e...

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Thermal Convection: Natural versus Forced Convection

Thermal Convection: A Pillar of Heat Transfer In a majority of thermal management solutions, we use thermal convection as a means to remove heat away ...

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Thermal Design: User Acceptance of Your Product

All too often, thermal management is considered too late, if at all, in the design process. In the effort to help make you the thermal expert in your ...

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Skived Fin Heat Sinks

Skived Fin Heat sinks are a single piece construction component for increased surface area and higher heat dissipation. Skived Fin Heat Sinks: Singula...

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How To Improve Heat Sink Performance: Optimizing the Base

Heat Sink Bases: a Good Foundation for a Great Solution Heat sink bases facilitate the conduction of thermal energy from heat sources the added surfac...

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Everyday Thermals: Boiling Pot of Water

Thermals affect us everyday, even without us knowing. Heat transfer is just a form of energy transfer. We're busy people and move energy around all th...

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Extruded Heat Sinks: The Metal Version of Play Dough

Extruded Heat Sinks are a popular choice due to being economical, easy to make in bulk, and require few secondary processes. Extruded heat sinks are o...

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Thermal Management Introduction: Keeping Devices Cool

As everything becomes more electrified, higher powered, and digitally connected, devices produce more heat that can limit lifetime and reliability of ...

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What Are Bonded Fin Heat Sinks?

Bonded Fin Heat Sink Assemblies are ideal for high fin:gap aspect ratios that maximizing heat transfer in forced convection solutions. Bonded Fin Heat...

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Zipper Fin Heat Sinks: An Interconnected Solution

Zipper Fins allow for high fin aspect ratios and more design flexibility due to their progressively stamped construction and assembly. What are Zipper...

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Folded Fin Heat Sinks: Putting All of Those Origami Skills to Work!

An economical option for increasing surface area, folded fins increase heat transfer and performance in heat sinks, heat exchangers, and liquid cold p...

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What Aavid Genie Means: "Working Envelope" and Heat Sink Design Volume

In product design, thermal solutions typically have a designated volume, called a working envelope. Space: the Final Frontier In the "Project Conditio...

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How Hot is too Hot? The Real Maximum Temperature of Your Product

Summer is upon us and it brings some sweltering hot days with it. This is a great time of year to consider your next product and the thermal condition...

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We're a Big Fan of Forced Convection

Fans and Blowers are a critical tool in air cooled thermal management solutions. Increased flow rate increases heat transfer and dissipation. We're a ...

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Brazed Fin Heat Sinks: Baked to Perfection

Brazing generates solid thermal and mechanical joints for fabricating heat sinks, liquid cold plates, heat exchangers, and chassis. What is Brazing? B...

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Ducted Versus Bypass Flow

Controlling airflow through a heat sink can generate a large impact on your thermal performance. Ducted Versus Bypass Flow Heat sink performance is im...

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