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Heat Transfer From Resistance Element to Metal Component

  1. Apr 7, 2017 #1
    Hello Physics Forums!

    My problem is as follows. I have a device that produces heat via Nichrome coils. I want to heat another small piece of metal (in this case stainless steel) with those Nichrome coils. I need to reach 175 degrees C, and so far I haven't found a readily available thermal adhesive that will work in my temperature range. Is there a high temperature thermal adhesive available to consumers that I could use? Any suggestions on another way to effectively transfer the heat from the coils to my small metal component?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
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  3. Apr 7, 2017 #2

    phyzguy

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    There are a number of thermally conductive epoxys available that are used primarily in electronics manufacturing. This web site has some examples, but there are many others.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2017 #3
    Thanks for the reply. I tried Masterbond, however they only sell in large quantities to businesses.
     
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