pipes are widely used as part of the cooling
solution in today’s laptop computers and portable
electronic devices. However, hardware designers have
to figure out how to get heat in to and out of the
heat pipe to actual cool components.
Often heat pipe assemblies become costly since
multiple manufacturing steps are
required. Evaporator and condenser sections must be
fabricated. Subcomponents are often plated or
treated and the elements must be assembled
mechanically or with the use of adhesives or solder.
thermally conductive plastic allows a heat pipe to
be encapsulated in the material. Net shape molding
allows the condenser and evaporator sections to be
formed as well as attachment or other features.
Since assembly occurs in the molding machine costs
are reduced and low conductivity interface materials