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Posted by: PhilMech

12/22/2010, 15:26:04

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Hello,
I am looking for a material recommendation for a heatsink being designed. I have a board that I need to dissipate about 5W of power from. The size of the heatsink is about 3x3x.5 inches. The sink will come into contact with a thermal pad which will make contact with and aluminum enclosure.
Can someone make a recommendation on a good grade of aluminum to use here and the manufacturing process(cast,machined).
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Phil







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Posted by: linuxpenguin

01/31/2011, 08:26:29

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5w of heat isnt very much, so pretty much any grade aluminum can be used. Is there a reason you arent going to use copper?

simple, bead welded design would work fine.








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