GKN aluminum heat sink materials for thermal management

9/20/2010 3:00 PM
Powder Metallurgy

GKN has developed new powder metal aluminum alloys with high thermal conductivity in the range of 200 – 230 W/m-K for heat sink applications.  These new materials offer thermal management designers with an alternative to current heat sinks that are typically die cast or machined from wrought stock. The combination of low cost and high thermal conductivity while being able to provide the shape and dimensional capability of PM is attractive to engineers and designers.  Further enhancements through the use of ceramic additions can provide tailoring of the CTE (Coefficient of Thermal Expansion) of the material.




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