Design

3D Printed Smartphone Case to Include Cooling Fans for Sustained Pokemon Go Play

July 19th, 2016

(July 18, 2016) A 3D printed smartphone case that may better support and cool smartphones has recently been designed and prototype printed. Made to look like a real life Pokédex, SparkFun user NPOOLE created the…read more

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Electric Cars Will Not Meet the Same Fate as HoverBoards’ Overheated Batteries

July 12th, 2016

(July 11, 2016) Where electric cars and hoverboards both use lithium-ion cells, electric cars will have a more diligent manufacturing process and thus more heat control. According to blog CarAndDriver.com, “Automotive-grade cells are very, very…read more

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3D Printed Heat Sink Performs as Well as Conventional Heat Sinks with Annealing Process

July 12th, 2016

(July 8, 2016) Recently, Tong Wu, of the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, led a team of researchers who have discovered that manufacturers can create 3D printed heat sinks that can perform…read more

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Calculation Corner: Estimating The Effect Of Flow Bypass On Parallel Plate-Fin Heat Sink Performance

July 8th, 2016

by Bob Simons – Reprinted from ElectronicsCooling, Feb., 2004 [Formatted by B. Guenin, 4/4/16] In past issues of ElectronicsCooling, methodologies were presented for estimating parallel plate-fin heat sink thermal resistance [1] and pressure drop [2].…read more

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Thermal Facts and Fairy Tales: Understanding and Defining Electronics Cooling Requirements

July 8th, 2016

Jim Wilson My experience in electronics cooling has taught me that it is often a fairy tale that thermal engineers fully understand requirements related to their designs and analyses, or that they fully understand the…read more

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New Software Creates Heat Sink Geometries

July 5th, 2016

From Cradle, HeatDesigner is a fast, efficient, and easy to use thermal analysis tool for electronics cooling. It includes a one time saving feature, a Parametric Study Tool, and plate heat sink creation. With a…read more

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Liquid Cooled Data Center with More Power and No Leakage

July 5th, 2016

(June 29, 2016) Recently, eBay, Dell, and Intel claimed to have made “major strides in channeling the potential of liquid cooling” to enable greater processing power without excessive consumption “that could have implications for the…read more

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Special Design of All-Electric Supercar is Efficient Cooling Step Forward

June 28th, 2016

(June 27, 2016) In a recent interview with Faraday Future’s head of global design, Richard Kim explained their new FFZERO1 Concept car’s efficient cooling platform. “With the FFZERO1 we looked to push the limit in…read more

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A Cooler Microchip Design with a Black Semiconductor

June 13th, 2016

(June 12, 2016) Researchers and scientists at the University of California-Berkeley have found that layered, crystalline black phosphorus could “lead to a new microchip design that lets heat flow away and keeps electrons moving,” said…read more

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Microfluidic Cooling Could Be Answer to Heat Buildup in Microchips

June 13th, 2016

(June 4, 2016) DARPA is seeking out solutions for the massive problem of heat buildup in microchips. They think they found it in microfluidic cooling. They’ve initiated a program called ICECool Applications (Intra/Interchip Enhanced Cooling), according to…read more

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New Cooling Fan Blade Design

June 8th, 2016

Cradle has released their new simpler, faster solution for fan design, SmartBlades. SmartBlades simplifies axial cooling fan design by automating generation of blade geometry CAD data. Engineers adjust parameters for blade number, profile, and twist.…read more

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How to Choose the Right Solution for Effective Heat Management

June 7th, 2016

(June 3, 2016) Because electronics have shrunk significantly in recent years, the solutions to cool them must be adjusted. Electropages.com suggests “a case-specific analysis must be performed as each application is subject to different circumstances,”…read more

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Laser Storage in Data Centers Could Mean Less Heating

June 7th, 2016

(June 3, 2016) Davide Bossini from the University of Tokyo has found a possible solution to control the demand for smaller, faster, devices to store, manage, and process data in data centers without compromising cooling.…read more

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Thermoelectric Modules That Achieve Higher Heat Flux Densities For Cooling Industrial Lasers

May 23rd, 2016

Laird has recently developed a high heat flux density thermoelectric module (TEM) designed to achieve a higher heat pumping capacity than standard TEMs, called UltraTEC. “The UltraTEC Series TEM has a heat pumping capacity up…read more

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