The move towards Net Zero has led many industries to address the subject of improved efficiencies, light-weighting and miniaturisation.Aluminium Alloys for Improved Thermal Management - The Aluminium Federation Meeting these goals has highlighted the challenge of thermal management and the efficient exchange of heat. This frequently creates a compromise between space, weight and efficiency. Printed circuit heat exchangers (PCHEs) offer a solution to this challenge. PCHEs are currently commonly made from ferrous and nickel-based alloys, but the use of lower density alloys, such as aluminium alloys could prove to be advantageous. TWI are working on a project to investigate and develop aluminium alloy PCHEs in order to meet this growing industrial need, offering solutions for industries across the transport sectors and elsewhere. You can find out more about this innovative new work, here:

https://www.twi-global.com/media-and-events/press-releases/2023/exploratory-of-aluminium-printed-circuit-heat-exchangers

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