Heatsinks

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As practical thermal energy solutions for both low and high volumes, extruded heatsinks are utilized in a wide range of applications including refrigeration, heat engines, cooling medical devices, lasers and CPUs.Read More…

Heatsinks A heatsink is a metallic device that absorbs thermal energy, or heat, from another object through thermal compounds, also known as thermally conductive materials. The heat is absorbed from the object, since it is at a relatively high temperature, and transferred to the heatsink, which has a much larger heat capacity.
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Toronto, ON  |  888-741-6159

Extrude-A-Trim's Aluminum Warehouse has thousands of aluminum extrusions in stock. Our extensive services include aluminum fabrication, finishing, extrusion powder coating & painting, customized extrusion punching, anodizing, & customized shipping with specialty protective packaging. Add speedy delivery & fantastic customer service, and you’ve found the warehouse for all your aluminum extrusions.

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Extrude-A-Trim $$$

Berkeley, IL  |  708-449-7050

Since 1948, Johnson Brothers has been a leader in the aluminum roll forming industry.Our tooling can form different shapes with multiple bends & double thicknesses making a stronger part. Choose your type of outside edge, including hemmed designs. Our manufacturing procedure can take your part from concept to achievement. Please contact us today with any questions.

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Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co. $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  440-238-3009

Since 1986, GSH Industries has offered on time delivery and competitive pricing. With over 40,000 square feet of manufacturing, we offer aluminum extrusion products and services. Our experience in the extrusion can provide you with industry leading capabilities. We are committed to providing the best in customer service. Call us today for more extrusion information.

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GSH Industries, Inc. $$$

Wilmington, NC  |  800-823-8407

At Quicksilver, our dedicated team of specialists make sure your products are made fast without sacrificing quality. Our rapid aluminum extrusion process enables us to offer prototype extrusions in as little as 3 weeks. We offer extrusions in Aluminum 6061 and 6063 in a variety of lengths and profiles. We can support your short run and production projects up to 100,000 units. To learn more, visit our website or call today!

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Quicksilver-Mfg $$$

Columbiana, OH  |  330-482-5092

Zarbana has been in business since 2005, and has experience serving industries and applications such as interior design, solar, nautical, transportation, and many others. Our many capabilities include cutting to size, deburring operations, complex bending, and machining parts from 1" all the way up to 240" long while holding very tight tolerances.

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Zarbana Aluminum Extrusions $$$

Chatham, ON  |  877-556-9191

Dajcor Aluminum is the leading Canadian supplier of extruded, fabricated/machined and anodized components and assemblies to the automotive, renewable energy, transportation, building trades, military, recreation, and consumer-product industries. Dajcor is an aluminum extrusion company, with complete value added in-house capabilities - your `One-Stop` extrusion supplier!

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Dajcor Aluminum Ltd. $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  888-327-6714

Serving the aluminum extrusions world from Cleveland, Ohio, Talan Products specializes in a range of aluminum extrusion products and services. Talan Products is a quality conscious ISO 9001 certified vendor utilizing the latest in precision manufacturing technology. Whether you are an engineer needing a value product or a purchasing professional seeking a vendor, let us help you!

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Talan Products Inc. $$$
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Custom HeatsinkCustom Heatsink - JSM Custom Engineered Products, Inc.

Heatsink applications are useful for industries that require efficient heat dissipation such as electronics, military, medical equipment, industrial manufacturing, appliance and LED lighting. This product can vary in many aspects of design, including length, noise level, speed, width, style, height and weight. There are also different styles of heatsinks including stamped heatsinks, bonded heatsinks and folded heatsinks that are much less cost-effective to manufacture than extruded heatsinks. In addition, larger heatsinks absorb more heat that smaller heatsinks due to the relationship between the heatsink's surface area and ability to rapidly dissipate heat.

Extruded heatsinks are typically made of aluminum, specifically aluminum alloys such as 6061 aluminum and 6063 aluminum. The most common design of extruded aluminum heat sinks is of a flat aluminum base with vertical radiating fins for increased surface area. Three items are needed for the rapid transfer of thermal energy: a heatsource, a thermal compound and a heat sink. The heatsource, an object at a relatively high temperature, must be thermally bonded to the base of the heat sink by a thermal compound for the heat transfer to work.

Thermal compounds are generally a paste-like substance constructed with particles of silver, since silver has a very low thermal resistance. Once bonded, heat transfer begins and brings the heatsource into thermal equilibrium with the heatsink, thus lowering the temperature of the heatsource. Extruded heatsinks can be passive or active. Active heatsinks use a power source such as integrated fans with directed fins that direct airflow patterns in order to help to increase the surface area of the heatsink. Passive heatsinks do not use any mechanical components, and the heat is dissipated through convection, or the transfer of heat through a liquid or gas that is caused by molecular motion.

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