Air Cooled Chassis and Enclosures Combine Mechanical Support and Protection with Thermal Management

What do Air Cooled Chassis and Enclosures do?

Chassis and Enclosures that integrate air cooling features like heat sinks, heat spreaders, or fins act as both mechanical protection and thermal management solutions.

Air Cooled Chassis & Enclosures

Designed or adapted for specific requirements and to balance size, weight, power dissipation, and cost (SWaP-C), Boyd offers a wide variety of options in materials, fin types, integrated technologies, and mounting to ensure that your air-cooled systems are reliable and durable.

Modified Die Cast Enclosures

Extend the thermal performance of traditional die cast enclosures by embedding heat spreading components like heat pipes, encapsulated graphite, or vapor chambers.

Protect Sensitive Equipment

Seal off electronics within an enclosure to protect against environmental contaminants, while still managing thermal performance.


Enhance mechanical strength and thermal performance

Leverage the added strength of a chassis while using it to remove heat from.


Reduce System Complexity

Integrate thermal and mechanical systems into a single component for simplified assembly and reduced costs.

Reduce Application Size, Weight and Power Consumption

Integrated enclosures or chassis that include thermal management technologies help engineers reduce application size, weight and power (SWaP) consumption as their requirements become more stringent.

Popular fabrication methods include aluminum die casting, sheet metal bending, welding, dip brazing, and vacuum brazing as well as integrating two phase or graphite heat spreading technologies such as heat pipes and k-Core encapsulated graphite.

Creative engineers are more frequently incorporating heat spreading, thermal joints, and other technologies into enclosure designs so that these enclosures and chassis act as both a structural and thermal solution to replace traditional, mechanical-only enclosures.

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Improve Performance

Additional surface area or improved heat spreading increases heat transfer away from thermal loads and to the chassis which dissipates heat to ambient air. Air Cooled Chassis and Enclosures can be designed for natural convection for rugged, high reliability requirements or benefit from the addition of a fan or blower for air cooling.

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