Thermal Products


Friction Stir Welding Solutions for the Thermal Industry

HFW Solutions has worked with thermal industry companies to develop and create new and innovative parts and solutions that are stronger, lighter, hermetically sealed, and more reliable. Our thermal industries solutions include making our products from extrusions or castings. We understand the complexities of planning for the inevitable change within the thermal industry and the critical need for solutions that can adapt over time.


Making a Difference in Thermal Manufacturing

Our extensive experience in thermal friction stir welding solutions is evident in the enormous variety of parts our machines produce. Those applications include all types of custom heat sinks and cold plates. Friction stir welding plays an enormous role in thermal industry products. Friction stir welding machines produce reliable and consistent results in cold plates and heat sinks. Friction stir welding thermal products is more reliable than traditional methods. No leaking, improving aesthetics, providing strength, delivering cost savings – these are just a few of the many benefits friction welding produces in the thermal industry.


Why Friction Stir Welding is Vital for Thermal Applications

Friction Stir Welding not only adds new, improved weld strength and durability to thermal products but can significantly improve the product’s aesthetic quality while eliminating material and processing steps associated with arc based methods of welding. Friction stir welding tooling and techniques allow for the assembly of a complete product component at one time, and in just seconds, while generating minimal heat and few external areas to “clean up” machine to near net shape. Friction stir welding for the thermal industry allows us to make 100% leak free parts. Machining thermal products allows us to produce highly complex parts. Final products can use a minimalist design approach, coupled with a secure, durable, tamper resistant enclosure.

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The Friction Stir Welding Process for the Thermal Industry can be Utilized to:

Hermetically seal cold plate type products and to join smaller, air cooled heat sinks together to produce a larger finished product. HFW can friction stir weld and manufacture:

  • Cold Plates
  • Heat Sinks