3D printers have revolutionised design and manufacturing, reducing developmental costs and improving logistics. We produce a heater which sits under the base of the printer, to prevent the plastic cooling at an uneven rate. By keeping the inside and outside of the part the same temperature whilst printing, it will cool at similar rates and not warp in the process.
We supply heaters to the National Physics Laborotory, a British lab that works on current and next generation atomic clocks which are used in applications that require incredible accuracy such as GPS and space navigation. Atomic clocks use atoms to regulate the seconds, meaning that it is accurate to 1 second every 15 billion years.
Holroyd Components designed and supplied over 3,000 silicone heaters for use in the Atlas Particle Detector of the large Hadron Collider at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research).
The heaters were in the form of strips of various lengths with hook and spring fixing and were placed around the eight toroid magnets.
The semiconductor industry has become more prominent in our day-to-day lives with computer chips being embedded in every aspect of life. Holroyd Components are proud to be a part of that industry with heating installations in every region globally and in all major logic, memory and display fabs.