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Thick Film Heating for Medical and Precision Devices

Fast, Precise, and Portable Heating with Datec Thick Film

Datec thick film heating elements are versatile and broadly compatible with most substrates. Our low processing temperature (under 400°C) allows our heating circuits to be deposited on materials like aluminum and other aluminum alloys with low melting temperatures.

Our patented thick film technology enables our engineers to create high-performance, reliable heating solutions for a wide range of applications.

Make it smaller, faster, more precise, and portable with thick film.

Not familiar with thick film? Here’s what you’re missing out on:

Rapid Heat-Up & Thermal Cycling

Get the fast, precise, and ultra-efficient heating you need, when you need it.

Very High Watt Density

Our patented sol-gel thick film technology has 2-10x the watt density of other heating elements, like Kapton.

Precise Temperature Control

Thick film heating elements reach the exact temperature you need quickly and repeatedly.

Even & Uniform Heating without Hotspots

Datec thick film heats consistently and evenly on aluminum, mica, glass, and steel.

Dependable heating with no hot or cold spots.

Low Energy Consumption

Thick film heating elements have low thermal mass and conserve energy without compromising performance.

Portable Applications

Compact and portable, thick film technology has low-voltage options as low as 3.7 volts.

Direct Bonding to Surface Saves Space

Our heating elements can be printed directly onto most substrates, saving space, materials, and cost.

Low Processing temperature

With a max processing temperature of 4000°C, our heating circuits can be deposited on materials with low melting temperatures, such as Aluminum.

Common Applications of Datec Thick Film for Medical and Precision Devices

Medical Devices

Laboratory Equipment

Consumer Medical Products


Battery Operated Devices

Need a Custom Solution? We Can Do That.

The Datec team develops application-specific, high-performance heating solutions using a methodical and collaborative approach. It starts with gaining a full understanding of specifications and requirements.

We work quickly and thoroughly to provide assessments, project plans and product samples that allow you to seamlessly integrate our solutions into your products.

Product testing, qualification, and manufacturing are done in our state-of-the-art in-house lab facilities.

Case Study – Leading Medical Device Company

A medical technology company needed Datec’s leading-edge technology to meet performance and reliability requirements.

The Project

The client required a medical device capable of providing life-saving treatments to individuals in remote locations.

The device needed to be reliable and reach the target temperature quickly and precisely but still portable enough to carry with ease.

Datec needed to create a heating element that could produce fast, precise, uniform, and integrated heat to meet customer-demand for performance and reliability.

The Solution

Using our expertise in design, materials and printing, Datec created fast, efficient heating components that exceed the target time to temperature and efficiency of this hand-held battery-operated device.

Datec also provided a coating on the working side of the device to complement its heating system.

This portable, fast, and precise technology gives remote locations access to life saving treatments.

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

Our application engineers create innovative heating solutions for a wide range of applications for the medical and precision device industry.

Talk to Our Engineering Team to Discuss Your Product Requirements.