Metal-matrix composite heat-sink materials - Rogers Corp.

June 3, 2011
The aluminum matrix materials come in tailored CTEs.

Heatwave metal-matrix composite (MMC) materials use an aluminum matrix with silicon-carbide or silicon-carbide-diamond reinforcement for high thermal conductivity and stable coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE). The materials come in a range of tailored CTE values for thermal base plates and heat spreaders. They are lightweight, yet have high stiffness high strength. Their aluminum skin supports multiple plating options.

Rogers Corp., 1 Technology Drive, Rogers, CT 06263, (860) 774-9605,

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Jessica Shapiro

Jessica serves as Associate Editor - 3 years service, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University.

Work experience: Materials engineer, The Boeing Company; Primary editor for mechanical and fastening & joining.

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