Many industries use heat pipe technology to manage heat, but in order to make that technology usable, the pipe must be bent into shape. Heat pipe bending is a technique uses to create a heat management solution that works extremely efficiently in tiny spaces. Because heat pipe has such high conductivity when compared to other types of heat sinks. Using heat pipe bending to create an enclosed system where working fluid sealed within the pipe gets vaporized in the heat, condenses in the tube as it carries the heat away from the source via convection. This system is highly efficient at managing heat in tight spaces.
There are several methods used to bend heat pipes. The process used depends on the final use for the bent heat pipe. Most of these methods involve some form of pushing the tube against a die, forcing it to form around that die. To prevent the tube from collapsing in on itself, some heat pipe materials are supported by a mandrel inserted into the tube.
When a standard heat sink design just won’t cut it, why not look into heat pipe technology? Give us a call at 888-999-8499, contact us online, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and talk to one of our thermal management solutions specialists. They will work with you to develop the thermal management technology that will work best for your application.