05Mar 2018
Molds for composite part production have been increasing in size and complexity and this has caused challenges with the curing process, both in-autoclave and out-of-autoclave.  Due to the challenges associated with driving energy inside the tooling/molding platforms that are used for these composite parts, integrating heat pipes into the tool/mold can enhance the heat up [...]
13Jul 2018
ISOBAR® heat pipes are typically employed in a horizontal orientation or a similar orientation where gravity assists the charge fluid in the Isobar heat pipe to return to the evaporator section. Ongoing research continues on ISOBAR® heat pipes to optimize performance when they are required to "work against gravity." Acrolab consistently analyzes, investigates and tests [...]
21Aug 2018
Acrolab was asked by a client to assist them with the development of an automated, rapid cure process for producing a series of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) parts utilizing ISOMANDREL® technology. Acrolab’s ISOMANDREL® technology was utilized to create this new manufacturing process The first step was to understand the client’s requirements and develop a [...]
21Aug 2018
Acrolab was asked to develop a new thermal management concept to improve the efficiency and reliability of a battery electric (BE) thermal management system, other than air-cooling and liquid-coolant cooling systems, used in Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV). In order to optimize the performance of the (BEV) battery we were required to maintain the optimal operating [...]
21Aug 2018
Acrolab was asked by a client to analyze the performance of their cooling chamber for one of their pre-preg manufacturing machines and to provide recommendations on how to improve it. Based on test results, the new cooling chamber was not operating in an optimized manner and Acrolab was contracted to solve the problem. Optimizing Cooling [...]
05Mar 2019
Due to the unique design for this ISOBAR® Heat Pipe, the performance of this ISOBAR® would have to meet specific testing requirements and achieve consistency and reliability in the manufacturing process in order to prove viability. This custom Isobar® heat pipe design had to meet certain specific geometric constraints, performance criteria and quality standards, including [...]
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