It's All About the Base, 'Bout the Base, No Trouble.

Heat sink bases facilitate the conduction of thermal energy from heat sources the added surface area of fins for improved heat dissipation. Heat Sink ...

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What is a Transdermal Patch?

Transdermal patches are efficient and non-invasive wearable medicine delivery systems, but how do these unique medical wearables work? What is a Trans...

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How Are Semiconductors Made?

Semiconductors enable billions of electronic devices that we use daily, but how exactly are they created? How Are Semiconductors Manufactured? Billion...

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Common EMI/RFI Shielding Techniques

As technology becomes more interconnected, protecting sensitive electronic components from unwanted electrical interference is critical. Minimizing el...

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High-Volume Technical Printing: Printing Processes

Depending on the needs of a high-volume technical printing project, Boyd has several different options for production. Technical printing is an overar...

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High-Volume Technical Printing: Printing Equipment

Boyd employs two different kinds of presses for high-volume technical printing projects. In this second blog of our series on high-volume technical pr...

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What is Thermal Runaway?

Thermal runaway is a chain reaction that results from too much heat building up inside of a battery pack. Lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries are one of th...

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What is Dead Front Printing?

Effective user interfaces only show the most critical information to the viewer at a given time. For certain applications, calling attention to an ind...

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Backlit Graphic Overlay Development

There are many different ways that backlighting can add visual contrast and style to graphic overlays. Backlit graphic overlays have quickly become po...

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Plastic Injection Molding Material Selection

For plastic injection molding, different polymers, resins, and blends all have different advantages and drawbacks. When it comes to designing a new pl...

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Medical Wearables – Ask an Expert Q&A

Medical Wearables is a rapidly growing industry, so we had one of our experts answer a few frequently asked questions.For our latest Ask an Expert blo...

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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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Fundamentals of Functional Inks: Part 1

Depending on the application, there are several different kinds of functional inks used to print flexible circuits. Functional inks are a cost-effecti...

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Electric Vehicle Batteries: Protecting Against Collision and Thermal Runaway


Learn how Boyd helps protect electric vehicle batteries against collision impact and li-ion thermal runaway Battery charge range historically cha...

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The Evolving World of Smart Wearables

From connected clothing to smart electronics to medical components, the world of smart wearables is constantly evolving. Smart wearables are becoming ...

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Display Integration and Vehicle Display Systems – Ask an Expert Q&A

We sat down with one of our display experts to answer a few frequently asked questions about Display Integration. In the second edition of our Ask an ...

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Medical Wearable Device Design - Part 1 - Attaching to the Skin

Adhesive Medical Wearable Devices need reliable materials to not only withstand use, but be gentle enough of the skin. Streamlining Medical Wearable D...

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Heat Pipes versus Vapor Chambers: What's the Difference?

There's lots of buzz on the internet about heat pipes and vapor chambers being amazing additions to air cooled heat sinks. But when it comes to heat p...

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What is Roll Coating?

Whether for a protection or for visual enhancement, roll coating is one of the most efficient ways to apply a coating to metal parts. From enhancing t...

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Noise and Vibration Dampening (Part 2)

Boyd's engineers use a variety of foams, tapes, and silicones to solve acoustic challenges. In our previous blog Noise and vibration dampening (Part 1...

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Advantages & Disadvantages of Standardizing O-Rings

O-Ring Size has standardized over time to simplify design and manufacturing, but may not always be the best solution for every application. Standardiz...

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The Importance of Inverter Cooling for Electric Vehicles

Inverters and converters are critical components for electric vehicle charging and energy management during operation that require specific thermal ma...

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Backlighting Capacitive Touch Circuits

From selective printing to using clear conductive ink, we use several techniques to ensure consistent backlighting with capacitive touch (PCAP) switch...

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Stainless Steel: Colors and Textures

Stainless steel is a durable substrate that can be enhanced with a number of different color and texture options. When it comes to stainless steel, th...

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How to Enhance Display Performance: Visibility and User Experience

Boyd offers several different display enhancements to improve visibility and user experience. One size does not fit all when it comes to deciding on t...

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How to Enhance Display Performance: Durability

In the second part of our display enhancement blog series, learn how Boyd ruggedizes display modules and improves durability. In our previous blog,&nb...

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What is Air Gap Bonding?

Air gap bonding is an inexpensive and versatile display bonding technology. As performance requirements for integrated touchscreens and displays conti...

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Metal Insert Molding

For added durability, metal insert molding is a process that combines metal and plastic to create robust parts. When a part needs to hold up against h...

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Thermosiphon Configurations and Applications

Thermosiphons are one of the most efficient two-phase thermal management systems, but where and how are they typically used? In our previous blog, we ...

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Thermosiphons vs Heat Pipes

While Thermosiphons and Heat Pipes often look and behave similarly, there are a few key differences between them. In our previous blogs, we've gone ov...

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What Is a Thermosiphon?

Thermosiphons are passive, two-phase thermal management systems that have a wide variety of benefits and potential applications. Thermosiphons are an ...

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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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Liquid Cooling Solutions for Data Centers

Boyd offers end-to-end support for liquid cooling systems in data centers and colocations. As global digitalization and electronification rises sharpl...

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What is Lightweighting and Why is it Important?

Lightweighting is important to create more economical products with a smaller environmental footprint. For decades, engineers have looked for ways to ...

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What is Optical Clear Adhesive (OCA) Bonding?

Optically clear adhesive (OCA) bonding adheres display layers together with a sheet adhesive to maximize optical clarity. In our previous bl...

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What is Liquid Optically Clear Adhesive (LOCA) Bonding?

Liquid optical clear adhesive (LOCA) is a durable bonding method that utilizes a liquid adhesive. In our previous blog, we discussed the benefits...

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Boyd Develops Cooling Solution for the Critical SuperCam Assembly of the Perseverance Mars Rover


Boyd continues its long tradition of Aerospace thermal management expertise on NASA's latest Mars Mission, the Perseverance Mars Rover. Cooling Soluti...

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Boyd's Silicone Sustainability


Working with Silicone Extrusions inspired Boyd to analyze our processes to see how we could make a more positive environmental impact. As part of a co...

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SPC: What is Process Control?


An important Statistical Process Control (SPC) tool, Process Capability Index (Cpk) can help optimize production. This blog is the second in our serie...

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ThermoElectric Device Embedded Controller


Innovations in thermoelectric modules have the potential to drastically impact the entertainment world. Applying Thermoelectric Devices in New Ways TE...

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Display Design Testing Light Lab

Boyd's state-of-the-art Light Lab allows Boyd's engineers to test displays and designs to ensure they meet every specification. When it comes to displ...

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Functional Display Testing

Once a display has met all necessary visual requirements, it's important to run tests to ensure that it functions properly. In our previous blog on op...

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Optical Characterization Testing

To ensure all of a display's visual requirements are met, Boyd offers several optical characterization testing services. One could argue that the disp...

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Bond, Thermal Bond: An Overview on 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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Statistical Process Control (SPC) for Injection Molding

Boyd uses several different Statistical Process Control (SPC) tools to refine manufacturing processes. As customer needs become more nuanced, it is in...

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Designing Coolant Distribution Units (CDU) into Data Center Systems

When it comes to designing a CDU into a data center, few things are as important as ensuring sensitive components maintain the proper operating temper...

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Two-Phase Cooling - Ask an Expert Q&A

Two-Phase Cooling encompasses several different cooling technologies, so we sat down with one of our thermal experts to answer some frequently asked q...

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Improving Plastic Materials with Additives

From improving heat resistance to increasing structural integrity, there are a number of additives used improve the mechanical properties of thermopla...

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Elastomer Keypad Benefits

Elastomer offers a highly customizable and incredibly durable keypad solution for any user interface. On any user interface, the keypad is often the f...

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Capacitive Touch Technology Advantages

Becoming more popular over the last several years, capacitive touch switches offer a number of benefits when compared to other user-interface (UI) tec...

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