Pilot line production of nanocomposite based thermal interface material for electronic applications
|Coordinator||SHT Smart High-Tech Aktiebolag|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 438 635|
|Project duration||April 2015 - March 2017|
Purpose and goal
The aim of this project is to develop a pilot line for volume production of a new type of thermal interface material in order to launch this new product onto the market. The pilot automotive machine has been set up, and it runs properly. The productivity is 10 times higher than that produced by lab machine. The sample performance is also compatible with the ones made by the lab machine. The obtained results match the goal we set at the beginning of the project. It is supposed that the material will be introduced into the market in one year.
Expected results and effects
The automotive pilot line machine is quite unique, and the new technology and product is also not available in the market. The innovative aspects of the polymer-metal composite TIM is that the material maintains the high thermal performance by applying metal solder alloy as the conducting path and mechanical joint, as well as to introduce polymer fibers to ease the concentration of thermal stress. Once we can produce sustainable product, it will bring more job and employment.
Planned approach and implementation
We are contacting the potential customers and distributing the samples for primary tests. Hopefully we can have a killer application within one year. At the same time, we are continuing to improve the pilot machine and maintain the high quality of the product, and looking for new design for next generation machine. An updated go-to-market strategy will be planned based on the customers´ feedback in order to speed up the commercialization.