Design and Process Considerations for Effective Additive Manufacturing of Heat Exchangers

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2017

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Handler, Evan
Sterling, Amanda
Pegues, Jonathan
Ozdes, Huseyin
Masoomi, Mohammad
Shamsaei, Nima
Thompson, Scott M.

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University of Texas at Austin

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This paper provides some insights into using powder bed fusion (PBF) techniques for additively manufacturing heat transfer equipment (HTE), such as heat pipes and heat sinks. Background information is provided on the operating principles of PBF and the subsequent features of parts fabricated via PBF. Examples of heat transfer equipment produced using PBF are discussed. Some benefits and challenges associated in using PBF for generating effective heat transfer equipment are summarized.

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