Technical Articles

Boyd Corporation has published these technical articles:

(Optical Components)
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Advanced optical films provide a number of screen enhancements in today's mobile electronics and display systems. Inclusive of directional light-control films, anti-glare films, device-protective...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Aavid Genie has a bonded fin heat sink as one of the options available to you in the Technology Matrix. For those unfamiliar to them, a bonded fin heat sink consists of 3 main parts: a base with...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Brazing is the process of melting a metal between two other pieces of metal in order to join them. Common metals for this process in the thermal management world include copper and copper based...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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In thermal management, we describe our air cooled devices as using either natural convection or forced convection. Fans and blowers are the mechanisms behind forced convection cooling solutions, but...
(Calibration Instruments, Standards and Reference Sources)
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Finding how much heat your electronic device dissipates and how to calculate max case temperature can sometimes be a pain. The device you are using in your application will typically have an extensive...
(Automotive Equipment and Products)
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Anyone who has worked in the automotive industry is likely to be familiar with the acronym NVH which stands for Noise, Vibration & Harshness-a term referring to the general objective of designing cars...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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Optically Clear Adhesive (OCA) improves the brightness and contrast of a touch screen. It allows a clearer and more vivid user experience. With the level of integration today's mobile computing...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Thermals affect us everyday, even without us knowing. Heat transfer is just a form of energy transfer. We're busy people and move energy around all the time. When you start thinking thermally, you...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Extruded heat sinks are one of the most popular types of heat sinks. They're easy to make in bulk, economical, and have fewer secondary operations before a final product than other heat sink...
(Robotics)
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Folding has improved storage for air bags for vehicles or solar arrays for space applications. Origami has helped develop heart stents to self-expand into place making heart surgery a tad less...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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There's lots of buzz on the internet about heat pipes and vapor chambers being amazing additions to air cooled heat sinks. But when it comes to heat pipes versus vapor chambers, what's the difference?...
(Temperature Sensing)
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How Do We Determine What Our Maximum Touch Temperature is?...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Many heat sink designs consist of separate fins and base and are assembled together using an adhesive process to bond the two together. These heat sink assemblies have an added thermal resistance in...
(Calibration Instruments, Standards and Reference Sources)
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Thermal management and heat transfer technology terms and definitions....
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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In a majority of thermal management solutions, we use thermal convection as a means to remove heat away from our sensitive components and devices. In the rare case we don't use convection, it's...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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All too often, thermal management is considered too late, if at all, in the design process. In the effort to help make you the thermal expert in your office, the Aavid Genie team is always looking for...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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In an earlier blog post, we discuss the importance of user product acceptance. We examined another gaming laptop product review that focused heavily on the thermal management solution and its...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Thermal interface material is crucial to every thermal management solution. It's also important to know the characteristics of various thermal interface material types so you're well equipped to make...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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So, you've been tasked with the development of a new product. It's your first big project and you remember your thermodynamics from college, but your electrical engineers are telling you that your...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Thermal engineers are radiant about the effects of thermal radiation. Thermal radiation is one of three modes of heat transfer, along with convection and conduction, so the more we know about this...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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TEGway ThermoReal is a thermoelectric device embedded controller. TEGway has developed a way to generate a flexible array of miniature thermoelectric devices (TEDs). This flexible array of TEDs is...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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In the thermal management industry, we are highly concerned with the convection type. Is it natural or is it forced convection? The answer to that question makes a big difference when it comes to...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Defining Heat Sink Design Volume...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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True to form, there have already been several engineers and techies filming tear downs of the Xbox One X. The team at TronicsFix posted a tear down video peeling away every layer of this high powered...
(Development and Prototyping Services)
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Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a unique fabrication method that enables complex and flexible geometry designs for a wide range of components, including two-phase thermal management components like...
(Fans and Electronic Cooling)
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This paper introduces additive manufactured (AM) heat pipes and other advanced thermal management technologies, previously presented as a Keynote Lecture at the 16th UK Heat Transfer Conference at the...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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This article will provide an overview of when to effectively utilize blowers and new advancements for next generation applications. Blower design is evolving as demands for new application...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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How Can Capacitive Touch Circuits Affect Backlighting?...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Modern display technologies face numerous design challenges. Current trends include the integration of high-end components and sensors, durability enhancements, edge-to-edge display technologies and...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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As NASA prepares for the launch of the Perseverance Rover, planned for July 22nd, 2020, Boyd Corporation is proud to highlight our contribution to the next stage of Mars exploration, developed in...
(Seals)
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate, the world is faced with new challenges each to combat and overcome the virus. With each rising challenge, companies are coming together to rapidly...
(Fans and Electronic Cooling)
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This paper addresses current trends in liquid cooled systems and focuses on chiller use and applications. This includes chiller standards and design guidelines for utilizing chillers to increase...
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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As technology becomes more interconnected, protecting sensitive electronic components from unwanted electrical interference is critical....
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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Why is cool artificial intelligence making such a big deal now?...
(HVAC - Cooling)
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Boyd continues its long tradition of Aerospace thermal management expertise on NASA's latest Mars Mission, the Perseverance Mars Rover....
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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When it comes to designing a CDU into a data center, few things are as important as ensuring sensitive components maintain the proper operating temperature....
(Development and Prototyping Services)
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When it comes to display development, testing potential materials and technologies under different lighting conditions is a key step. External lighting plays a crucial role in how a part looks and...
(Automotive Equipment and Products)
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The development and production of electric and hybrid vehicles has been on the rise over the last 2 decades and this trend is likely to increase exponentially over the next 20 years. As automotive...
(Fluid Processing Equipment)
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Flow Types in Aavid Genie: Ducted Versus Bypass Flow...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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A Quick & Easy Guide to Developing Improved EV Displays Utilizing the Proper Engineered Material and Thermal Solutions...
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Depending on the application, there are several different kinds of functional inks used to print flexible circuits....
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Used in conjunction with conductive inks, non-conductive inks are important for functional products and decorative applications. we will explore the different types and applications of non-conductive...
(Graphics, Marking and Printing Services)
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To ensure the success of any glass-printing application, there are numerous factors that go under consideration such as glass type, inherent tint of the glass, ink type, ink color, curing process, and...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Purpose of Heat Sink Bases...
(Medical)
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Learn how HexArmor® and Boyd Corporation partnered together to quickly design and manufacture Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like Face Shields and disposable goggles to protect healthcare...
(Graphics, Marking and Printing Services)
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We will be discussing the various screen-printing equipment options at Boyd for technical printing. We will examine the different attributes of each type of printing press and assess how they can...
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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With all of the different touchscreen technologies and functionalities out there, how do you select the best touchscreen for your device?...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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What are Plastic Additives?...
(HVAC - Cooling)
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For help selecting a standard liquid cold plate...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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Display testing can be divided into two categories: optical characterization and functional display testing. In the first blog of this two-part series, we’ll be going over meeting the visual...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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What is a LiDAR Sensor?...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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What are the most common types of plastic for injection molding?...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Humans in general take regular things for granted. Sometimes, it's only when our regular programming gets disrupted that we realize how much impact these everyday occurrences have on our lives. The...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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When it comes to protecting sensitive electronic components from electromagnetic interference (EMI), die-cuts are a practical and cost-effective solution....
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Aavid, Thermal Division of Boyd Corporation developed a combined solution using copper-water mini-heat pipe and kCore encapsulated graphite heat spreader for direct thermal management of high...
(Medical)
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Adhesive Medical Wearable Devices need reliable materials to not only withstand use, but be gentle enough of the skin....
(Medical)
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How do you incorporate electronics and functionality into extremely thin medical wearable devices?...
(Part Fabrication Services)
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Here we will talk about how technical printing projects go from development to production....
(Part Fabrication Services)
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Technical printing projects go through several qualification procedures before moving to full production. We will discuss the qualification procedures that technical printing projects endure....
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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3M and Boyd Corporation - Overheating is a critical concern for next-generation electronic assemblies. The combined effects of device miniaturization, high-powered processors, increased chip density,...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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A Quick & Easy Reference to Two Phase Cooling Technologies...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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What is Rubber Bloom?...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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Although optical encoders are found in a vast number of products across multiple industries, few people know what optical encoders do or what products use optical encoders. Even in the manufacturing...
(Metal Shapes and Stock)
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Zipper Fins allow for high fin aspect ratios and more design flexibility due to their progressively stamped construction and assembly....
(Coating Services and Finishing Services)
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Whether for a protection or for visual enhancement, roll coating is one of the most efficient ways to apply a coating to metal parts....
(Part Fabrication Services)
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For functional printing that requires tight tolerances and specifications, technical printing techniques are the perfect solution....