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Aismalibar is pleased to announce they have significantly increased their production capacity for their line of Flextherm conformable IMS laminates. In 2016, Aismalibar saw a significant increase in demand for Flextherm primarily driven by the automotive lighting sector. The conformable nature of this product make it ideal for increasingly complex lighting designs. Flextherm gives engineers the freedom to use high power LEDs in close quarters with the confidence that its superior heat dissipation will ensure the integrity of their products.
Jeff Brandman, President at Aismalibar North America, adds, “3D designs with bendable insulated metal substrates are on the cutting edge of technology. Many leading OEMs / CMs are currently utilizing the capabilities of Flextherm to meet their thermal management objectives. This product can already be found in lighting systems from leading automotive manufacturers such as Ford, BMW, Audi and Mercedes. We are extremely excited to continue working closely with design engineers to further develop their products.”
Flextherm is ideal for manufacturing conformable metal printed circuit boards. It can be bent after production while maintaining the initial dielectric strength in between its conductive layers (Al and Cu). The flexible properties of this material enable it to conform to both the positive and negative radii allowing the product to adapt to the demands of increasingly complex MPCB designs.
AISMALIBAR was one of the first IMS laminate manufacturers in the world and was the first in Europe. AISMALIBAR is proud to introduce their material to the North American market in 2012. Their product IMS Cobritherm ® is a qualified and recognized Insulated Metal Substrate which gives the best thermal management solutions with high thermal conductivity, low thermal impedance and high dielectric capacity. AISMALIBAR has implemented a 100% proof test with 1-3KV (High Pot Test) to all IMS laminates coming out of their plant. This is the only way to insure the dialectical strength is perfect and that production challenges are detected before PCBs arrive to the end user.