Heat spreaders are an ideal solution for rapidly and evenly distributing high density heat loads. Heat spreaders are often used to increase heat distribution to additional surface area like heat sinks or heat exchangers, which improves the overall thermal performance of the assembly. Heat spreaders can also be integrated into complex assemblies or geometries for high performance chassis or enclosures where internal volume is at a premium. Aavid’s k-Core® technology and manufacturing processes enables extremely lightweight heat spreaders utilizing encapsulated graphite.
Boyd is the pioneer in utilizing encapsulated graphite to create lightweight, yet highly thermally conductive solutions. Thermal busses integrated with k-Core® to combine the lightweight benefits of graphite with the strength of copper or aluminum and offer thermal conductivity greater than the encapsulating material.
Thermal Straps & Busses
Nearly every thermal management solution requires thermal interface material to decrease the thermal resistance between the heat load and the thermal solution. Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) come in a wide variety of options that include electrically isolating, compliant, adhesive or tacky, phase change, and reinforced.
Thermal Interface Materials
Conduction Cooling Solutions
Effectively Transfer Heat
Conduction cooling solutions rely on direct contact with materials with high thermal conductivity to effectively transfer heat. Conduction solutions can be simple like thermal interface materials, often a film or silicone pad embedded with high conductivity filler, or they can be more complex solutions like a lightweight aluminum chassis with an encapsulated graphite core.
In addition to a broad portfolio of traditional conduction solutions, Boyd Corporation is the world leader in creating advanced conduction solutions utilizing encapsulated graphite to combine lightweight, highly thermally conductive graphite into either machinable or flexible formats in our k-Core® product line.