Thermal Management Polymer Heatsinks Showcased at Northern Manufacturing Show 02nd to 03rd October 2019

Thermal Management Polymer Heatsinks | Northern Manufacturing Show 02nd to 03rd October 2019
September 12, 2019
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Thermal Management Polymer Heatsinks Showcased at Northern Manufacturing Show 02nd to 03rd October 2019

The Protool Plastics Group have signed up to exhibit at the Northern Manufacturing & Electronics show, Event City Manchester on the 02nd to 03rd October 2019.

Featured on the stand will be our thermal management polymers aimed at the LED Lighting, Electronics and Automotive industries.

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We offer a full analysis service for thermal management via injection moulded polymers & sample heatsinks can be seen at the exhibition.

This specialist technology reduces costs, reduces product weight and allows the product designer a much wider range of design opportunities.

Typical material advantages are:-

  • 40% component cost reduction compared to aluminium die casting.
  • 42% lighter than aluminium, critical for automotive & ceiling light weight saving.
  • Comparable performance to aluminium based on 35C ambient temperature thermal tests.
  • 40% reduction in mould tool cost.
  • Tool life in excess of 500,000 shots compared to 80,000 shots in aluminium.
  • Post mould machining or painting not required.
  • Electrically conductive or insulating options.
  • Accommodates self-tapping screws.
  • Can be post mould machined, drilled or tapped.

Group Managing Director Michael Hadfield, stated “Our Fareham site has manufactured polymer heatsinks for several years and as such has significant experience in the process parameters required to accurately injection mould a polymer that behaves differently to almost all others.”

“Back in 2014 it was difficult to sell this technology as designers could not compute that a material that is usually thermally insulating could be thermally conductive to the required levels. Times change and the drive to reduce costs and product weights has given us a bigger window of opportunity to demonstrate its full potential.”

He further commented “Advances in material technology and heatsink design has vastly increased the potential of the polymer with successful applications on commercial lighting up to 5,000 Lumens and over 30 watts of output power. This technology has come of age and we continue to be at the fore front of injection moulded polymers across the UK.”

Find us on stand D85 next to the ETES Organisers stand.

Our team will comprise of Michael Hadfield (Group Managing Director) & Graham Wilkins (Operations Director Fareham).

Come on stand to discuss injection moulding and assembly processes available at our Manchester and Fareham sites.

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