In a recent case study, the company details how it utilized EOS’ metal 3D printing technology to prototype and produce a new and more efficient type of heat exchanger. Typically, heat exchangers transfer heat between two fluids. In creating an additively manufacturing heat exchanger, Fuller and the Conflux team turned to German metal AM specialist EOS and specifically the EOS M 290 3D printer and its Aluminium AlSi10Mg material. The development process, which leveraged the design freedom and lightweighting possibilities of 3D printing, ultimately resulted in the Conflux Core heat exchanger. The Conflux Core heat exchanger development process was remarkably fast: within just six months, six prototypes of the heat exchangers were 3D printed and the final product was developed. In comparing the Conflux Core heat exchanger to a Formula 1 benchmark, Conflux and Young Calibrations found that the heat exchanger demonstrated thermal heat rejection up to three times higher than the conventional counterpart. “The Conflux Core heat exchanger is the foundation upon which Conflux Technology has developed into an additive manufacturing applications company focused on thermal and fluid challenges,” reads a case study on the project.
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