3M has announced its extensive range of thermal management materials (TIMs), designed to provide simple, fast and effective solutions for thermal management in a wide variety of electronic design environments. Products within the range dissipate heat while accelerating assembly time. They are also designed to reduce waste and weight, plus improve reliability due to reduced heat.
A variety of flexible options suit a broad choice of applications, such as medical devices, consumer electronics, high-end automotive, batteries and lighting, including high-powered LEDs.
Terry Clark, Thermal Tapes Specialist, DK Thermal, which distributes the 3M range, says: “As devices become ever smaller and more powerful, so does the pressure on every individual component - including tapes and pads - to deal with additional heat generation. 3M offers an extremely high quality range of products that help address these demands, giving our customers a flexible and cost-effective range of options.”
3M thermal management materials are easy and fast to apply and able to conform to uneven surfaces, without the need for additional fastening. Excellent wet-out properties support both thermal and mechanical performance.
In addition to tapes, the portfolio from 3M includes soft and conformable thermally conductive interface pads that provide excellent gap filling, low assembled stress and a high degree of wet-out for more efficient heat transfer. Both acrylic and silicone elastomer options are available and can be die-cut to fit bespoke requirements.