Expanding manufacturing horizons | Diabatix

March 5, 2024
Sarah da Silva Andrade

We're excited to share a significant update that broadens the manufacturing capabilities available to designers and engineers focused on optimizing thermal management solutions. With an emphasis on versatility and innovation, this expansion includes a variety of new heat sink shapes, opening up great possibilities for more improvement in design efficiency and performance.

New shapes, new possibilities

Understanding the pivotal role of heat sinks in dissipating heat to maintain the reliability and performance of electronic devices, we've introduced additional shapes to our design toolkit. This update gives us greater flexibility to create customized solutions that meet the specific needs of different projects.

Available heat sink shapes and manufacturing for heat sink generation

Advancing with 3D Printing

The update centers around 3D printing technology, which provides a way to explore new horizons in design freedom. The complex shapes and structures that can now be created, such as gyroids, diamonds, and lidinoids, are not only visually appealing but also designed to maximize heat transfer and efficiency. These shapes increase the surface area and airflow, resulting in more efficient heat dissipation.

  • Gyroids: These complex, triply periodic minimal surfaces offer exceptional thermal conductivity and surface area for cooling, making them ideal for high-performance applications.
Gyroid shape
  • Diamonds: With their unique geometry, diamond-shaped heat sinks provide an optimal balance between material usage and thermal performance, ensuring lightweight yet efficient designs.
Diamond shape
  • Lidinoids: Inspired by natural geometries, lidinoids offer an approach to thermal management, optimizing airflow and heat transfer in compact spaces.
Lidinoid shape

Why this matters

The introduction of new heat sink shapes on ColdStream is more than just a technical update; it represents our commitment to innovation and excellence in thermal management. By offering a broader range of design and manufacturing options, we are enhancing the capabilities of our platform and empowering engineers and designers to push the boundaries of what's possible.

Electronics box and generated heat sink shapes

Experience enhanced performance and efficiency

We invite all ColdStream users to explore these new options and leverage the enhanced design flexibility and performance they bring. If you are new to ColdStream, please schedule a demo with our team and we will be happy to show you this new update.

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