Get the fast, precise, and ultra-efficient heating you need, when you need it.
Datec is leading the industry with the unique ability to print heating elements directly onto aluminum, offering a seamless fit into a wide-range of product footprints and a thin, low-profile design. Our IntegrAL® heating technology produces fast, precise, uniform, and integrated heat to meet the demand for performance, reliability, and energy efficiency.
Whether you’re improving an existing product or creating something entirely new, Datec’s thick film technology is the ideal alternative for Kapton® Polyimide, silicone, foil, or traditional thick film heaters.
The Benefits of Printing Thick Film on Aluminum
Our patented sol-gel thick film technology has 2-10x the watt density of other heating elements, like Kapton.
Thick film heating elements printed on aluminum reach the exact temperature you need quickly and repeatedly
Datec thick film heats consistently and evenly on aluminum. It provides dependable heating with no hot or cold spots.
Thick film heating elements have low thermal mass and conserve energy without compromising performance.
Compact and portable, thick film technology has low-voltage options as low as 3.7 volts.
Our heating elements can be printed directly onto an aluminum substrate, saving space and cost.
With a max processing temperature of 400°C, our heating circuits can be deposited on materials with low melting temperatures, such as aluminum.
Datec’s new low voltage DC aluminum-base heater, IntegrAL® LV, is a high-performing, thick-film heating element that is ideal for portable or battery-operated devices.
Need a Custom Heating Solution? We Can Do That
We work quickly and thoroughly to provide assessments, project plans, and product samples that allow you to seamlessly integrate our solutions into your products. Whether it is an off-the-shelf IntegrAL® heater or a custom heating component, Datec is the ideal partner to design, develop, and manufacture an innovative heating solution to advance your products today and tomorrow.
- Maximum Temp
- Max Watt Density
- Max Voltage
- Processing Temp
- DATEC THICK FILM
- Al, Mica, SS, Steels, Glass, Ceramics
- 0.6 to 1.2 mm thick
- 482° F (250° C). (Max temp ramp-up rate of up to 50°C per second)
- 30 W/cm²
- Up to 800 V
- 400 °C
- Maximum ramp-up rate of104° F (40° C)/second.
- Lifetime of over 20,000 hours
The client required a medical device that could be used to thermally destroy cancerous cells. Datec developed an aluminum-based heater (IntegrAL® LV) for a low-voltage medical application that is extremely energy efficient, produces even heat, and takes only seconds to reach 120°C.
Common Applications of Aluminum Thick Film Heaters
Battery Operated Devices
Electric & Hybrid Vehicles
Advantages of Working with Datec
Engineering and Application Expertise
Customized Heating Solutions to Maximize Your Product Performance
All Products Manufactured in North America
Responsive, Agile Supply Partner
Working with Datec and their unique ability to print robust heating circuits and apply proprietary coating technologies provided us with a game-changing solution for two of our clients so far. They are a great, collaborative team to work with
We chose Datec because they had the best technology and were the most responsive partner for our new product development.
Want to Learn More About Our Custom Thick Film Solutions? Talk to Our Engineering Team!
Datec is a custom heating element manufacturer, specializing in patented thick film heating solutions for clients in the USA and Canada.
Our team of dedicated research scientists and engineers have led the industry for over 20 years creating heating solutions for industries that include food service, medical, commercial, industrial, and consumer goods.
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