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News November 2015 | High-performance heat sinks produced from die-cast aluminium alloys

Dear Sir or Madam,

A very warm welcome to you with news from the Bright World of Metals and

In keeping with the colder season, we are dedicating November’s topic to the task of generating cooler temperatures. However, at an industrial level! The focal point of our newsletter is on high-performance heat sinks produced from die-cast aluminium alloys.

Enjoy reading!
The GIFA team

The Topics

Monthly topic: High-performance heat sinks produced from die-cast aluminium alloys
“Bright World of Metals“ switching to three-year cycle
Business news: Stay up-to-date
International Metal Technology Taiwan
CityTip: Christmas markets in Düsseldorf

Topic of the Month

High-performance heat sinks produced from die-cast aluminium alloys

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Cooling solutions such as heat sinks, electronic housings, high-density liquid heat sink plates and similar must have specific properties for heat dissipation. This also includes a high level of thermal conductivity, low porosity, leak tightness and the ability to be able to construct thin walls and high fins.

The CTX partner company, Aavid Thermalloy, developed the high density die casting (HDDC) process in collaboration with university partners. The technology allows the manufacturing of near-net shaped parts with better mechanical and thermal properties compared to traditional die-cast elements.

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GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST switching to a three-year cycle

Logo and date GIFA 2018
GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST are switching to a three-year cycle – the next time that the leading international trade fairs for foundry technology, metallurgy, thermo process equipment and castings will be taking place in Düsseldorf is from Tuesday, 26. to Saturday, 30. June 2018.
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Business News

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Keep yourself informed: 365 days a year current news from the world of foundries. This is what the GIFA area Business News has in store for you. Have a look at the article overview:
• A historical anniversary in terms of technology
• The future of metal laser melting
• Moulding a sustainable future
• Wolfgang Eder to be reelected as worldsteel Chairman
• Reclaiming aluminum metal from dross and slag instead thermiting
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International Metal Technology Taiwan

iMT Taiwan is meant to attract exhibitors and visitors from the industry’s entire supply chain and international buyers looking for one-stop sourcing, reliable business partners and ultimately expanding operations. With the support of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, the first edition of iMT Taiwan will take place at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center from 2 – 4 December, 2015.
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Düsseldorf CityTip

Christmas Market in Düsseldorf

Weihnachtsmarkt in Düsseldorf
At the end of each year, Düsseldorf's Christmas Market, one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany, casts a spell on Düsseldorf's city centre and turns it into a unique experience for visitors. The Christmas magic will be individually staged at seven locations simultaneously. In the city centre, artistically designed theme worlds invite visitors on a trip of exploration. Seasonally decorated huts will for four weeks turn the city into a winter's fairy tale for the whole family. Until 23 December.
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