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Technical Articles

Boyd 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...
(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...
(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...
(Industrial Adhesives)
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What Are Adhesive Tape Release Liners?...
(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...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Over several decades, Boyd has been a leading innovator of two phase cooling with superior solutions for everything from consumer electronics to NASA applications. Boyd has utilized this experience...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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NASA's PACE Mission is set to launch on Feb 8th with Boyd's loop heat pipes on board. This mission is the latest highlight in Boyd's extensive, decades long, aerospace heritage....
(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?...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Need for Change: Advanced Cooling Solutions for Data Centers...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Rise of Power: Increasing Power Demand for High-Performance Chips...
(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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This paper addresses current and upcoming trends and material science design challenges for Hyperscale Networks. As processing power and IoT/IoE (Internet of Things/Internet of Everything) continue to...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Data Center Cooling: The Lifeblood of Digital Infrastructure...
(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....
(Metal Shapes and Stock)
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As devices are getting smaller, lighter, and sleeker, engineers are constantly scouring for innovative ways to improve the performance and aesthetics of their products. Fortunately, die-cut components...
(Part Fabrication Services)
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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...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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The electronics industry has made tremendous progress in recent years to become an integrated part of our daily lives. Progress has come on two main fronts: increased functionality in a single device...
(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...
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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What components make up an "Integrated Display"?...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Because they required the best possible thermal design for their newest Thermal Cycler design, Bio-Rad contacted Aavid, Thermal Division of Boyd Corporation....
(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...
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Battery charge range historically challenged consumer adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). But innovative EV designers have found creative ways to make drastic battery charge range improvements and...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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As the data center industry continues to evolve and address rising energy consumption challenges, investors have opportunities to support and capitalize on advancements in energy-efficient...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Reducing Hazardous Waste Disposal in 2023...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Fast, reliable, and safe battery chargers are an essential element to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles....
(Batteries and Accessories)
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Electric vehicle (EV) battery technology drives transformative changes in the automotive industry. Progression in EV batteries enables smaller, more energy-dense batteries with enhanced efficiency,...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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A Quick & Easy Guide to Developing Improved EV Displays Utilizing the Proper Engineered Material and Thermal Solutions...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Get answers to frequently asked questions about heat pipes, thermal technology and thermal management....
(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...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Heat Capacity of Air versus Liquid...
(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...
(Fans and Electronic Cooling)
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To build the next generation of electric vehicles, engineers are striving to increase power density and make batteries smaller and lighter to improve range and efficiency, and provide more design...
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Learn how Boyd ruggedizes display modules and improves durability....
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Why Enhance Display Visibility and User Experience?...
(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?...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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The concept developed by Boyd and the availability of prototypes enable the automotive industry to quickly design efficient inverters for hybrid and electric vehicles using Infineon HybridPACK DSC...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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What are Plastic Additives?...
(Networking Equipment)
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How to increase operational efficiency and reduce maintenance costs...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Data Center Installations: In-Rack Cooling or In-Row Cooling?...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Product designers and manufacturers need to maintain optimized heat source temperatures to ensure these devices operate efficiently and remain reliable over time. One way to optimize device...
(HVAC - Cooling)
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For help selecting a standard liquid cold plate...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Why Use a Coolant Distribution Unit (CDU) for Data Center Cooling?...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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This paper addresses current and upcoming trends and thermal management design challenges for Electric Vehicles and eMobility with a specific focus on battery and inverter cooling...
(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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Medical Wearable Devices require high functionality in small volumes, which requires advanced materials and assemblies for success....
(Development and Prototyping Services)
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Enhancing Healthcare Standards with Medical Wearable Innovations...
(Industrial Adhesives)
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Medical Wearables is a rapidly growing industry, so we had one of our experts answer a few frequently asked questions....
(Medical)
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There is a current global trend across most major industries where next generation devices are featuring faster processing, improved functionality, and higher performance than ever before. The Medical...
(Medical)
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What are Medical Wearables, Stick-to-Skin Biosensors, and Transdermal Patches and Why Does it Matter?...
(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?...
(Batteries and Accessories)
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Balancing Power Demand with Renewable Battery Energy Storage...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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As semiconductor geometries continue to shrink, advances in microelectronics are driving the development of powerful, smart, and sophisticated devices. This ongoing miniaturization trend propels...
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Boyd helps guide materials selection for manufacturers creating the next generation of EV charging systems....
(Development and Prototyping Services)
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Discover the key design considerations and differences between smart mirrors and heads-up displays (HUDs)...
(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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Benefits of Heat Pipes and Loop Heat Pipes...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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This paper addresses current and upcoming trends and material science design challenges for Hyperscale Networks. As processing power and IoT/IoE (Internet of Things/Internet of Everything) continue to...
(Medical)
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From connected clothing to smart electronics to medical components, the world of smart wearables is constantly evolving....
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Inverters and converters are critical components for electric vehicle charging and energy management during operation that require specific thermal management....
(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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As technology continues to evolve, more companies leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve existing offerings and generate new solutions to accelerate value creation for their customers...
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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In our previous blogs, we've gone over What Are Thermosiphons? and the various Thermosiphon Configurations and Applications. Here we'll be answering one of the most commonly asked questions regarding...
(HVAC - Cooling)
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What Are the Benefits of Two-Phase Cooling over Air-Cooling?...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Why is UL 969 rating important?...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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What is Rubber Bloom?...
(Development and Prototyping Services)
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What is ADAS?...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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As semiconductor geometries continue to shrink, advances in microelectronics are driving the development of powerful, smart, and sophisticated devices....
(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....
(Industrial Adhesives)
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As performance requirements for integrated touchscreens and displays continue to evolve, effectively bonding display components together is critical. A typical display is composed of many layers such...
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Dead Front Overlay Printing Methods and Substrates...
(Materials)
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Lightweighting is important to create more economical products with a smaller environmental footprint....
(Industrial Adhesives)
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What is the Process Behind Optically Clear Adhesive (OCA) Bonding?...
(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....
(Industrial Adhesives)
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What is the Process Behind Liquid Optically Clear Adhesive (LOCA) Bonding?...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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What is Thermal Runaway and Why is it Important?...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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As Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly powerful and sophisticated, organizations worldwide recognize the transformative potential of AI in driving market growth and gaining a competitive...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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What makes USSF-62 special?...