Nowadays, electronic and computer products must respect many norms and provide high durability, as well as high security, even when used intensively. This type of product or component tends to heat up when in use, which can affect its performance or cause irreversible damage.
In order to limit or even completely prevent heat accumulation and maintain a constant temperature within electronic products, it is vital to install heat dissipation solutions. As a response to these issues, Gravic, technical material cutting expert, has designed thermal dissipator designed and cut to measure for optimum effectiveness.
The thermal pad, an essential element in limiting heat accumulation and protecting the product
Many electronic, computer or mechanical devices generate heat when in use, for example batteries, computer components or lighting. It is essential to limit the temperature that the device can reach in such situations, in order to avoid potentially dangerous overheating. When exposed to abnormal temperatures, some components can lose efficiency, deteriorate or even break or catch fire!
Constructors have many solutions at their disposal to regulate a device’s temperature: ventilation systems, cooling elements, installing thermal dissipator… Heat sinks should be considered in all situations, as they extract heat continuously and more efficiently. Even if your product or device is already equipped with a heat insulation solution (ventilation for example), it would be much more efficient to couple it with a thermal pad or unique seals!
Installing thermal dissipator for greater security when in use
Installing a suitable thermal insulation solution for your device should be a key consideration for final user safety.
As we mentioned previously, overheating can damage or destroy components or materials and in the long term poses a real risk for the user. Installing good heat sinks will increase your products’ lifespan while also drastically reducing the risk of accidents. Of course, the size of the necessary thermal insulation solutions will depend on the device, how it is used etc. : it is therefore essential to carry out a battery of tests in real-time (intense) conditions in order to remedy all possible issues.
Adhesive, silicone, graphite thermal interface… Gravic’s thermal insulation materials
Efficient thermal pads for your products or devices can be created from many different materials. Silicone is an excellent option, often used in silicone pads or the thermal pastes commonly used in electronics, but applying a paste is not always possible. In that case why not try other options such as adhesive silicone or graphite thermal interface, which can be applied in a layer on your device to render it heat-conductive.
To find out more about Gravic’s different insulation and thermal dissipation solutions, don’t hesitate to get in touch on +33 493 757 534 or by email at [email protected] to discuss your project. Our experts are here to find the best suited thermal pad for your product.