In the race for electrification, among the issues is the cooling of electronic components. The challenge is twofold because the weight of the vehicle must also be as low as possible. Currently, the cold plates are made with two half aluminum alloy shells enclosing a curved copper alloy tube. The result is a heavy design with loss of heat transfer between the half-shells and the tube, with a risk of loss of waterproofing.
Meet Additive Manufacturing
Thanks to industrial metal 3D printing machines like the FormUp 350, engineers are able to create innovative designs to circumvent previously unavoidable issues. Access the cold plate case study to know more about how additive manufacturing helps companies solve multiple issues in a single part.