One of the most important reasons why heat exchangers have remained a prominent thermal management solution for so many different applications is because of their ability to meet increasingly more pressing demands. Even as technology continues advancing, heat exchangers and their many different iterations have effectively met their advanced thermal management demands. Part of that ability comes from a comprehensive, yet highly efficient, production process that includes the significant advantage of rapid 3D prototyping.
Evolving thermal management needs
Over the last several decades, even common electrical thermal management needs have largely evolved beyond what conventional cooling methods can provide. For instance, in technologies that require significant automation, or applications that are designed for smart personal use, solutions such as air conditioners and air compressors are not efficient, or are not viable at all. Not only may they have trouble keeping up with the high-performance demands, but such solutions are typically too large and require too much maintenance to remain operational.
Comprehensive testing for faster innovation
Heat exchangers not only simplified thermal management, but in doing so, made it easier for many forms of technology to advance more rapidly. Keeping up with more powerful and efficient applications sometimes means creating more powerful and effective thermal management solutions. For heat exchangers, innovating newer solutions is made easier thanks to advanced design capabilities, collaboration between thermal management and engineering teams, and often, the use of 3D printing. Companies can create prototypes of innovative solutions and comprehensively test their efficacy before manufacturing them.
Quality assurance with 3D printing
Rapid prototyping and comprehensive testing are essential quality assurance measures, especially when promoting innovation. The companies that rely on the solutions can implement them faster and with greater assurance of their quality, while heat exchanger manufacturers can significantly streamline their process and optimize their output. For more information about the benefits of rapid prototyping for making heat exchangers, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.