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The Anatomy of the Battery

Posted on July 26, 2018

Have you ever had your phone turn off when it was cold, even with a fully charged battery?  Or remember the hoverboard scooters that had issues with the batteries overheating and causing fires? In both scenarios, sensitivity to temperature was the root cause for these malfunctions.

Heat Pipe Heritage: What Came First? The Chicken or the Egg?

Posted on July 12, 2018

Is anyone sure of the answer? And what does this have to do with heat pipe reliability? In the world of heat pipes, we often have to answer a similar question… do you have heritage?

Gamers now turning to Vapor Chambers for High Performance Thermal Management

Posted on July 09, 2018

Gamers out there have been buzzing over the new 2018 Razer Blade laptop.  We at ACT have been buzzing over the awesome shout outs to thermal management the laptop has been receiving in the mainstream media!

ACT’s CCHPs Surpass 25 Million Hours of Space Flight Heritage

Posted on June 04, 2018

The team at Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT) is celebrating the significant milestone of 25 Million Hours of flawless flights for our Constant Conductance Heat Pipes (CCHPs).  ACT’s CCHPs have been providing reliable thermal management to orbiting satellites for many years, including the International Space Station and powerful NASA Weather...

Un "Lok"-ing the Thermal Bottle Neck in Military Chassis

Posted on May 14, 2018

It is well known that the largest thermal gradient in military chassis is located between the card and the frame.  For reference, in the typical military chassis, seen below, there are 3 primary thermal resistances:

Save Time with This ACT Contact Cheat Sheet

Posted on May 09, 2018

Been poking around Advanced Cooling Technologies website, looking at the cool stuff (pun intended), but not sure what the next step is?

5 Thermal Management Myths

Posted on March 29, 2018

Today’s design engineers often wear many hats, acting as much a project manager as they do a design engineer. 

Trends in the Satellite Industry: 2018 Satellite Conference Review

Posted on March 21, 2018

 ACT has been attending the Satellite Conference in Washington DC for numerous years and it’s always an exciting event for us to get a chance to see current and potential customers, as well as hear insights from those companies and people driving innovation in this market. It’s truly a unique conference as satellite operators, satellite...

LEDs Walking the Same Thermal Tracks Left by CPUs

Posted on February 19, 2018

by Rich Bonner, Vice President of R&D

Not too long ago, CPU’s functioned without advanced heat pipe heat sinks and liquid cooling.  At the start of the computer revolution, it was not uncommon for CPU’s to use no heat sinks, followed by simple natural convection heat sinks for thermal enhancement. 

Flying Too Close to the Sun

Posted on February 06, 2018

The legend of Icarus’ daring escape from his imprisonment in Crete and his subsequent drowning in the Icarian Sea has inspired countless debates on what went wrong on that tragic day more than two thousand years ago.