Metal Foam Structured Heat Pipes

25g9wqpIn this type of heat pipe, the wick is formed from pre-manufactured metal foam that is carefully inserted into the pipe and is later fused to the inner walls.

Benefits of using metal foam based heat pipes:

  • Thin and powerful wick (≥ 300 µm) giving possibility for 2mm thick flat heat pipes
  • Higher heat load capacity / dry out point (>65% increase in dry-out vs. legacy sintered powder)
  • Uniform foam thickness (increased yield)
  • Increased thermal management efficiency and reduced hot spots
  • Large wick lateral dimensions
  • L and U shaped wicks for special vapor chamber designs
  • Highest specific surface area in the industry