Addigy® offers a light, thermally conductive material for the embedding of LEDs
LEDs are embedded into a material that is thermally conductive and can transport the heat away from the LED. A commonly used material is aluminum. However, this material is quite heavy and it cannot produce any complex shapes. Addigy® allows the 3D printing of complex bionic structures – resulting in a highly thermally conductive and light material. What’s more, this material can exchange the heat with the air and thus makes it possible to extend the lifespan of LEDs.
The team also succeeded in printing light shades with Addigy® polycarbonate. They give the frame a higher stability and open up new possibilities for individualization in color and labeling. Addigy® PC is highly temperature-resistant so that even LEDs with a very high energy level can be used without getting too hot.
The combination of a thermally conductive material and the complex printed structure opens up completely new opportunities for heat management in E&E applications
Why Addigy® was the right solution for the embedding of LEDs
- Lighter than aluminum: Polycarbonate is lighter than aluminum and thus makes the entire lamp lighter.
- Maximized surface: Addigy® allows the printing of highly complex surface structures that maximize the LED’s heat exchange with the air.
- High stability: Makrolon® light shades give the frame a high stability.
- Individualization: Makrolon® light shades allow individualization regarding color and labeling.
- Temperature-resistance: Polycarbonate is highly thermally conductive and heat-resistant.