Cast Heatsink Design Advantages

A comparison between aluminum extrusions, cast aluminum and cast zinc heatsinks
Originally presented at Itherm '98
 

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Table of Contents

Cast Heatsink Design Advantages 

PPT Slide 

Pros/cons to Aluminum Extrusions 

Machined Heatsinks 

Castings vs. Standard Heatsinks comparing to extrusions and machined heatsinks: 

Mold-ins 

Better Aerodynamic Efficiency 

Less Post-machine Handiwork 

Die Cast Heatsinks Comparisons 

Multiple Cast Heat Sinks per Board 

Heatsink Manufacturing Comparisons 

Heatsink Materials Do you really need the Best? 

Material Selections 

Aluminum alloys for casting 

Copper alloys for castings 

Zinc alloys for casting 

Advantages to Zinc-Aluminum vs Aluminum Die Casts 

Notes on Zinc-Aluminum vs Aluminum Die Casts 

Heatsink Materialís Casting Properties 

SYSTEM PACKAGING SUMMARY

Author: Kurtis Keller 

Email: keller@cs.unc.edu 

Home Page: http://www.cs.unc.edu/~keller 

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