Why Pure Aluminum?
Adam January 30, 2014Heat Sink Design and Optimization • Q&A
Pure aluminum has the highest thermal conductivity among all aluminum materials, and is the best choice for making high performance heat sinks.
|1070||>235 W/m-K||for cold forging|
|6063-T5||209 W/m-K||for extrusion|
|6061-T6||167 W/m-K||for machining|
|A380.0||109 W/m-K||for die casting|
In addition to high thermal conductivity, pure aluminum also has the following advantages:
- Very good machinability
- Suitable for anodizing
- Excellent resistance to atmospheric attack