September 3, 2019

Getec Industries Adds Stir Welding Department to Its Thermal Solutions Division

Getec Industries is proud to announce we have added stir welding services as a new thermal management solution as part of the Thermal Solutions division.

The Problem with Large Extruded Aluminum Heat Sinks
Today’s complex electronic components run faster than ever, and this increased speed generates heat–a lot of it–and this often requires innovative solutions for heat dissipation in these electronic devices. One of these solutions is the creation of large extruded aluminum heat sinks that are 20 or 30 inches or even larger.

Stir welding thermal management technologies

The problem is that there are very few 36-inch extrusion presses in the world, and a limited number of 20 and 30-inch extrusion presses. Using these larger extrusion presses require a 10 to 20 metric ton minimum run, and the cost of tooling for a large extrusion press ranges anywhere from $40,000.00-$90,000.00. This makes the extrusion of a large, one-piece aluminum heat sinks unaffordable for most businesses.

The process of friction stir welding joins two surfaces together using a rotating mechanical tool that fuses the surfaces of two smaller heat sinks together seamlessly. For example, Getec Industrial can stir weld three 12-inch heat sinks together to create one seamless 36-inch heat sink at a fraction of the cost of producing a one-piece 36-inch heat sink.

Friction Stir Welding Offers an Affordable Thermal Management Solution

By using this new equipment and technology, friction stir welding offers an affordable alternative that produces heat dissipation performance of a large heat sink without the prohibitive die tooling and large minimum metric ton runs associated with large extrusion presses.

“By adding stir welding services to our Thermal Solutions division, Getec Industrial can fabricate extruded aluminum heat sinks as wide as you need,” according to Hart Cardozo III, Senior Vice President of Logistics and Accounts. “This option will substantially cut costs for our customers who require these types of thermal management solutions for their products, and save them a lot of manufacturing lead time and production headaches.”

Looking for Large Extruded Aluminum Heat Sinks?

Get the benefits of using our friction stir welding process to create large extruded aluminum heat sinks for your thermal management solution needs. For more information, please give us a call at 888-999-8499, contact us online, or send us an email at to talk to a friction stir welding specialist today.