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TAI - THE THERMAL STRAP EXPERTS

Technology Applications, Inc. (TAI), located in Boulder, Colorado, is the world's largest manufacturer of Thermal Straps (Flexible Thermal Links). Our team offers the most extensive custom and standard strap product lines in the industry, as well as our annual thermal strap catalogs.  Each year, our machinists and technicians manufacture thousands of copper, and hundreds of graphite thermal straps for customers ranging from NASA, to national laboratories, universities, cryogenic and photonics engineering firms, and aerospace organizations across the globe. Our straps also have extensive space flight heritage and are used on dozens of satellites, CubeSats, NanoSats, and nearly all American commercial crew and cargo vehicles.

In addition to our strap products, TAI specializes in aerospace and laboratory thermal management engineering and product development.  Our team is currently developing state-of-the-art flexible heat exchangers for the US Government and aerospace organizations, and provides thermal management consultation services. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Thermal strap programs - new home version  WHAT SETS TAI APART? 

Unmatched Experience | In-House Fabrication | Spaceflight Heritage
 

No other company has the level of strap design or fabrication experience, nor produces the sheer volume of custom & standard model strap products that TAI does. Further, TAI designs and assembles all of the straps we sell, setting us apart in the industry.  As a result, we can offer the highest quality, lowest-priced straps on the market.  The TAI team has over 82 combined years of strap design, fabrication, and qualification, and we are proud to have developed and delivered more thermal straps than any organization in history.

Our strap products have extensive spaceflight heritage and are used in large-scale semiconductor, particle accelerator, and cryogenic engineering programs across the globe.  Because we have the proper production facilities, support staff, engineers, and a team of technicians (that have years of hands-on fabrication experience with every strap we sell), TAI alone has the capabilities and proven track record you can count on to fill any order. 

From a single strap for a cryocooler or star tracker, to thousands of units for cryomodules or cold boxes for the US Department of Energy, Fermi and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Labs, Honeywell, BAE-Systems, ASML (and many more), we've done it all, and our customer service, prices, and quality cannot be beat.

Pictured (Top): Boeing's CST-100 Starliner uses over 100 GFTS® assemblies for battery system cooling (image credit Boeing.com).
Pictured (Bottom):TAI supplied several thousand CuTS® products for SLAC's LCLS-II Cryomodules (image credit FNAL.gov) 

 

WHO MAKES YOUR STRAPS MATTERS...

TAI Technician in Strap Assembly Clean RoomWhen your program is on the line, it's critical you know who is making your straps—and that your supplier has an experienced team of engineering and assembly experts (to avoid quality, conformance, and performance issues).  It's also critical that your supplier is easy to communicate with, available outside of regular business hours, innovative, and loves what they do! 

That's why our Director of Business Development is available via phone & email from 7 AM - 7 PM MST (14:00 - 02:00 GMT), seven days/week. It's why our Engineering team works on the weekends, and why we always provide front-end design consultation and assessment services FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL CUSTOMERS.  You deserve to feel completely comfortable with the team you are working with, and the product you are buying, before you ever place an order!

At TAI, we understand it is vital to present all customers with the facts, all of their options, and a complete understanding of product trade-offs—before we sell any of our products. Setting your program up for success is, and will always be, more important than making a sale.   

Pictured: Technician Adding Mylar Blanket to Flight Model GFTS® Assemblies for L3 GCS (March 29, 2018).
 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT NEWS & BLOG

Thermal Straps vs Heat Pipes

THERMAL STRAPS VS HEAT PIPES & VAPOR CHAMBERS

Posted by on February 2,

Conductance Testing Thermal Links

THERMAL STRAP DESIGN FAQ PART 1

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Strap Design Tips (1)

COPPER THERMAL STRAP DESIGN & ORDERING TIPS

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SPACE PROGRAM NEWS

Thermal Straps - HyTI instrument on the instrument with TAIs PyroFlex Thermal Straps- home

PyroFlex™ STRAPS USED ON NASA CUBESAT HyTI INSTRUMENT

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NASA IXPE Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps - Flight Model

TAI's GFTS® FLIGHT MODELS DELIVERED FOR IXPE Mission

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 @ 11:12 AM 

GEDI MISSION

GEDI MISSION LAUNCHES WITH CuTS®, HEADED TO ISS

Posted by Tyler Link on Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 10:38 AM 

 

 

 

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