Exploring Heat Exchanger Design for Additive Manufacturing

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 As products become higher-powered, electrified, and digitally connected, the heat they generate increases rapidly. Yet, the available space that a thermal management system can occupy usually remains the same. 

This creates a need for next-generation Heat Exchangers (HEXs) that are more efficient and compact than their predecessors.

This guide explores how additive manufacturing, when combined with advanced engineering design software, can enable thermal engineers to address this need for more efficient and compact HEXs.

Is Your Software

 Ready for Additive Manufacturing

You can only reap the benefits of additive manufacturing for thermal management if you right the right design tools.

What's Included in the Guide?

What major industries drive the demand for more efficient heat exchangers

Why additive manufacturing is a disruptive technology for heat exchanger design

What is the basic anatomy of an AM heat exchanger

What are the benefits of AM HEXs, with use cases and examples

How can you use AM to optimize other thermal management system elements


Is your software ready for additive manufacturing?


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You can only reap the benefits of additive manufacturing for thermal management if you have the right engineering design tools.

Implicit Modeling

A fundamentally different and unbreakable modeling technology that delivers unprecedented speed, scalability, and reliability

How does it relate to thermal management? 

Even the most complex lattice structures or shells are generated in seconds. Modeling operations are extremely robust, ensuring that your models will not break even when you make radical changes.

Field-Driven Design

A new design method that enables you to control geometry at every point in space directly from simulation results, test data, and engineering formulas.

How does it relate to thermal management? 

You can control key design parameters from CFD fields and thermal data. Advanced implementations enable you to build generative design workflows based on iterative geometry generation and simulation.

Blocks & Codeless Automation

A block-based approach to design automation that allows you to speed up design iterations and package engineering processes. 

How does it relate to thermal management? 

During design exploration, blocks enable you to quickly test new ideas. In later stages, reusable workflows allow you to automatically generate geometry and run computational Design of Experiments to refine your designs.