Development of Heat Pipe Assemblies for Composite Molds

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…

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Development of Anti-Gravity ISOBAR® Heat Pipes

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…

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Development of an Automated, Rapid Cure Process for CFRP Parts

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…

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Development of Thermal Management Solution for Electric Vehicles

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…

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Development of Thermal Solution for Card Chassis With Embedded ISOBAR® Heat Pipes

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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Development of Cooling Tunnel – Automotive Industry

By developing this cooling system, the engineering team at Acrolab noticed two major obstacles in this project. The first technological obstacle was the complete design of the entire cooling system. Acrolab has limited experience with conventional cooling system designs for this type of application. Other important details that made the project more challenging were that…

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