thermally conductive injection molding grade
thermoplastics are solutions for optical drive
pick-up bases that have thermal management
requirements, but also benefit from the cost,
processing and other advantages of plastics.
Precision locating mechanisms in optical drive
pick-up bases are sensitive to the dimensional
stability of the base material. Conventional
plastics are thermal insulators and cannot be used
when heat causes a significant temperature rise.
Increasingly higher power electronics generate more
and more heat. Thermally conductive plastics spread
and help dissipate the heat similar to cast or
machined metal pick-up bases.
is used to mold pick-up bases that manage excess
electronic heat in commercial DVD and other higher
power optical drives. CoolPoly is also appropriate
for other mechanical and optical frames and bases.