Packaging and Cooling

Cold Forging makes High-Performance Thermal Modules

GlacialTech Inc. today launches two new cold forging thermal modules: Igloo FR210 and Igloo FR210HP. Both the Igloo FR210 and Igloo FR210HP are suitable for 80W applications. The Igloo FR210HP differs from the Igloo FR210 in that it optimized for CoB and spotlight applications. These modules’ heatsinks are available in two color options silver and black.

Both the FR210 and the FR210HP are 210mm in diameter and 37mm thick and both are offered in either a black or silver finish. The FR210 weighs 1250 grams, while the dual heat pipes in the FR210HR reduce the overall weight to 1230 grams. In addition, the heat pipes in the FR210HP improve the thermal performance of this heatsink to 0.7933 degrees C/W compared with 0.8187 degrees C/W for the FR210 without the heat pipes.

Cold forging produces heat sinks that have better heat dissipation than die-casting and aluminum extrusion. With the Igloo FR210 and Igloo FR210HP using AL1050 aluminum, thermal conductivity can be increased 2.36x compared to die casting: 96.2 W/mK to 227 W/mK.

GlacialTech’s thermal solutions are designed with a focus on cost-effective performance, as well as weight and volume reduction. Price performance, weight performance and volume performance are GlacialTech thermal design philosophies for LED lighting applications. The benefits of cold forging include: Better thermal conductivity than die-casting and aluminum extrusion; One piece manufacturing, no assembly needed; Smooth surface; and an environmentally-friendly production process.

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