MIM IGBT heat dissipation parts for EVs under threat

February 1, 2019

Metal Injection Moulding is used to manufacture heat dissipation components for the IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) modules of electric vehicles, an application that is seeing dramatic sales growth.

It has, however, been reported by Digitimes, Taiwan, that metal stamping specialist Jentech Precision Industrial, Taiwan, is supplying its cold water-cooled IGBT modules into the supply chain of a Europe automaker and is planning to win validations for the modules from more first-tier automakers in the US, Japan and Europe in 2019.

The report stated that Jentech has adopted a forging process instead of MIM, achieving better quality parts at a lower cost. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimated that global sales of electric vehicles will rise to 125 million units by 2030, from 3.1 million in 2017.


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