Flexible Heaters

PICA Manufacturing Solutions designs and builds etched foil flexible heaters which are thin, bendable and shaped to fit almost any type of equipment.

Excellent heat transfer results from the heater’s thin design and direct bonding to the application. Heating zones are often combined with an electronic circuit for temperature sensing or control. Heat can be applied to the most complex shapes, geometries. Flexible heaters provide fast heat-up and cool-down rates, uniform heat distribution and high temperature performance.

Flexible Heater Capabilities

  • Design services for customer outlines and wattages, including thermal modeling
  • Ability to assemble components including connectors, thermistors, and electronic components
  • Attach to heat sink or thermal spreader
  • Fabrication of custom metal heat sinks

Flexible Heater Applications

  • Medical diagnostic equipment
  • Inkjet and industrial printing
  • De-icing or condensation removal
  • Maintain battery performance

Flexible Heater Materials

  • Polyimide film substrate for chemical and tear resistance
  • Copper, Constantan, & Inconel foils
  • Pressure sensitive (PSA) and thermoset adhesives
  • Al heat sinks