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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Injection Molded Flammability Placards

To ensure products meet Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) flammability requirements, Boyd created custom testing placards. As Boyd continues to suppor...

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Decorated Door Spears

Offering a combination of aesthetics and durability, Boyd manufactures custom door spears to decorate and fortify automotive armrests. As automotive t...

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Boyd's Scuff-Resistant Metal Coatings

To protect metal automotive components from scuffing and marring, Boyd employs a proprietary protective coating. To maintain the visual and functional...

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Design Support: Development to Production

With a wide range of capabilities, Boyd can help support new designs from prototyping through production. Boyd's design support capabilities are sprea...

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Die-Cuts: Replacing Metal Fasteners and Liquid Adhesives

When it comes to holding two materials together, die-cuts offer many advantages when compared to other fastening methods. Mechanical fasteners and liq...

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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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Metalphoto Benefits

Using anodized aluminum, the Metalphoto® process creates incredibly durable nameplates and placards. Are you in need of a highly durable and high-end ...

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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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Stainless Steel: Brushed Finishes

Used frequently for automotive and appliance applications, brushed mechanical finishes can heighten the aesthetic properties of stainless-steel compon...

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Cool Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is gearing up to power more advanced applications, but come with more thermal challenges. Cool Artificial Intelligence is Maki...

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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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What Is An O-Ring? History and Applications of O-Rings

Donut-shaped rubber seals, called O-rings for their circular cross section, are a ubiquitous component to products across all applications in nearly e...

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How To Measure An O-Ring

O-Rings are an essential sealing component prolific in every industry, so there's shapes and sizes to fit nearly every application. O-Rings: The right...

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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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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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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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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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Stainless Steel Alloys

While stainless steel is a durable material for many applications, not all steel alloys are created equal. As one of the most common materials for par...

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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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Thermal Interface Material Types

Thermal interface material is crucial to every thermal management solution. It's important to know the characteristics of various thermal interface ma...

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Injection Molded Plastic Design for Manufacturability

One of the most important phases of creating a new plastic component is assessing the design for optimal manufacturability. Plastic Design for Manufac...

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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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Badging Treatments for Extreme Under the Hood Conditions

Automotive badges and emblems that reside under the hood (UTH) need specific coatings and adhesives to withstand extreme conditions. Under the hood (U...

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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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Understanding Rubber Bloom

Ever see a white dusting on rubber parts, even brand new components? You're seeing Rubber Bloom! Learn more about bloom and if it's of any concern. Wh...

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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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k-Core® Encapsulated Graphite Radiator Panels for DART Mission

Boyd continues its long history of aerospace thermal management solutions on NASA's revolutionary DART spacecraft. Over one million known asteroids in...

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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

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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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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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