Guide To Selecting The Thermally Conductive Heat Sink Tape, Pads, and Epoxy Adhesives Solution For Your Assembly
Designed to be the heat-transfer path between heat-generating components and heat sinks or other cooling devices (e.g., fans, heat spreaders or heat pipes), these materials are available with a variety of characteristics.
If you’re in prototyping phase of your project, reach out to our team. We can help determine the whole thermal management assembly solution – design collaboration, thermal material sourcing, and prototyping samples.
For Assembly of High Continuous Operating Temperature Components, Gleicher Customizes 3M™ Thermally Conductive (Heat Sink) Tape, Pads, and Epoxy Adhesives Solutions
3M provides a full range of tape and adhesive solutions for attachment, bonding, joining, security, product identification and protection, to meet the requirements of the electronics industry. Thermal tapes, pads and epoxies provide high thermal conductivity by focusing on the 2 areas that matter most: bulk conductivity and interface conductivity.
There are three product formats to meet most LED lighting and electronics assembly challenges:
Thermal Tapes and Heat Shield Tapes:
This range of high adhesion thin thermal tapes offers bonding strength and efficient heat dissipation for applications such as heat sink mounting and LED lighting thermal management. These thermal tapes provide excellent long term reliability, electrical insulation and flame retardant performance. 3M thermal transfer tapes are available in a variety of thicknesses to meet your most challenging thermal applications. No mess, no clips, no long cure time! Gleicher can expertly die or laser cut to your size or shape.
Thermal Tape Applications: Heat sink-Thermal Interface Attachment, Battery Thermal Management, LED Lighting Thermal Management, Heatsink-Thermal Interface-Non Bonding, Flex Bonding, Thermal Interface-Damping-Cushioning, Thin Bonding for Flex Circuit and Power Transformer Bonding to Heat Sinks, Heat Spreaders or other Cooling Devices
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|9882, 9885, 9890||
Thermal Heat Sink Pads:
3M also offers a line of silicone based thermal pads ranging in thermal conductivity from 1.0 W/m-K to 4.9 W/m-K. For applications using a thermal pad, the 3M Acrylic Thermal pads are slightly tacky on one side for generally acceptable assembly adhesion in many applications. The tack adhesion strength of the 3M Thermal Pads is sufficient for holding the product in place for assembly and use, etc. in many applications.
Specifically for LED Lighting Thermal Management, the end use design of the LED Structure/Thermal Pad/Heat Sink does require an added mechanical means of assembly to ensure long term mechanical integrity and thermal performance.
Thermal Pad Applications: Battery Thermal Management, Thermal Gap Pad, Thermal Interface-Damping-Cushioning
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Thermally Conductive Epoxy Adhesives:
3M™ Thermally Conductive Epoxy Adhesives have minimal odor and superior structural strength. Dispensing is easy for high output, in-line automated manufacturing and manual applications. Adhesive flows and fills micro-spaces on surfaces. Ultra-thin bond lines help achieve low thermal impedance.
These epoxies and urethanes are ideal for applications requiring high adhesive strength and excellent surface wet-out. They can provide a thermal interface between IC packages or PCBs and heat sinks or other cooling devices as well be used as thermally conductive potting compounds.
Thermally Conductive Epoxy Adhesive Applications: Thermal Material Potting, Heatsink-Thermal Interface Attachment, Battery Thermal Management, LED Lighting Thermal Management, Heatsink-Thermal Interface-Non Bonding
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Thermal Management Material Combinations and Die or Laser Cutting:
We can also combine products, laminate solutions, cut to size, and deliver in multiple formats to match your manual or automated assembly processes. If you want your tape or pad die cut or laser cut into strips, shapes or with precise registrations, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with dimensions and quantity for a free estimate!