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TAI Releases the 2022 Copper Thermal Strap (CuTS®) Catalog

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It's that time again, and TAI is proud to announce the release of our 2022 CuTS® Catalog! This year's edition features 116 standard models with conductance predictions at even more operating temperatures...

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NASA's IXPE Launches with TAI Thermal Straps Along for the Ride

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In case you missed it yesterday, Space-X launched NASA's Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) satellite , from Cape Canaveral, FL, and TAI's Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps (GFTS®) were along for the...

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PyroFlex™ Thermal Straps used on NASA CubeSat Initiative's HyTI Instrument

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TAI's PyroFlex™ thermal strap products (made with pyrolytic graphite film), will be used to cool a revolutionary hyperspectral imaging system developed in a joint effort between NASA JPL, the University...

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TAI Releases the 2021 Copper Thermal Strap (CuTS) Catalog

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It's that time again, and TAI is proud to announce the release of our 2021 CuTS® Catalog! This year's edition features our new P70 Series (for a total of 121 standard models), as well as conductance...

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Fermi Lab Selects TAI’s Thermal Straps for LCLS-II-HE

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Pictured: one of the cryomodules containing several dozen P5-502 and P6-502 Copper Thermal Straps from TAI (photo credit: FNAL.gov)

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Argonne Selects TAI's Copper Thermal Straps for APS-U

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Argonne National Lab (image credit: anl.gov)

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TNO Uses Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps on CubeSat

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Pictured: TNO’s CubeCAT laser communications terminal with multiple GFTS® assemblies mounted (image credit: TNO).

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TAI's Response to COVID-19

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As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the United States, I want to assure our valued customers that Technology Applications, Inc. (TAI) is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the...

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TAI Releases the 2020 Copper Thermal Strap (CuTS) Catalog

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After a longer than expected delay (due to record growth in the last 6 months), I am proud to announce that the 2020 CuTS® Catalog is finally ready and available for request on our website!

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TAI Delivers Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps for NASA's IXPE Mission

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I am thrilled to announce TAI just completed another set of Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps (GFTS®), destined for NASA's Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) Satellite, scheduled for launch in November...

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NASA Sets Launch Date for Boeing's CST-100 Starliner

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The TAI team is thrilled to see the Boeing Starliner will finally be making it's first flight 7 weeks from today!

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TAI Now Offers World's Only Plated Al-Cu Hybrid Thermal Straps

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On behalf of the TAI team, I am thrilled to announce another first for our company, and the thermal strap industry as a whole: Electroless Nickel-Plated Al-Cu Hybrid CuTS® Products

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TAI Delivers Copper Thermal Straps (CuTS) for ESA's JUICE Mission to Jupiter

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The TAI team is proud to announce we are delivering several custom Copper (Cabled) Thermal Straps (CuTS®) this week to the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, for ESA's JUpiter ICy moons...

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TAI Delivers Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps to Spain's INTA

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I thought I would share some pictures from one of our Graphite Fiber Thermal Strap (GFTS®) orders that are shipping out today (this is a record year for our GFTS® product line, and even with the success...

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TAI's Copper, Graphite, and PGS Thermal Straps Headed to Airbus, Ball, DLR, SLAC, NASA, and Many More This Week

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2019 has been another record-breaking year for TAI, and things are only getting busier.  We are thrilled to announce that in addition to the new manufacturing equipment and vacuum chambers added to our...

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TAI Delivers More Spaceflight Model Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps (GFTS) to NASA's IXPE Mission

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I just wanted to share this pic of the next set of FM GFTS®/TEC hybrid thermal straps out for NASA's IXPE Mission:

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TAI Releases the 2019 GFTS Catalog

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TAI is proud to announce the release of our 2019 GFTS® Catalog:

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TAI Releases the 2019 X-Series Catalog

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TAI is proud to announce the release of our 2019 X-Series® (PGS & Graphene Thermal Strap) Catalog:

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TAI Shipping out Custom CuTS for CryoMech AL 60 Cryocooler

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Happy Friday, to all of our Blog, Linkedin and Twitter followers!  I thought I would share a great shot of our newest custom cryocooler copper thermal strap (CuTS®), shipping out next week:

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TAI Shipping out Custom Cryocooler Copper Thermal Straps (CuTS) to General Atomics

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...Some more great pictures to share with our Blog and LinkedIn Followers!

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NASA's Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Mission Launches with TAI's CuTS On Board

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SpaceX's Falcon-9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral on 12/5/18. Image credit: wuft.org

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GPS III Launches with TAI's Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps (GFTS) on Board

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SpaceX Launches the GPS III SV01 Satellite on December 23, 2018.

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TAI Introduces our Aluminum Foil Thermal Strap (AlTS) Standard and Custom Product Line

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Pictured: A5-501 AlTS® with Al 6061 Fittings and Al 1100 0.001" Foils (December 2018)

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TAI Delivers GFTS & CuTS to MIT Lincoln Lab for Thermal Strap Evaluation Program; CuFS and X-Series Straps Headed Out Next...

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...It sure has been busy at TAI this year--and only getting busier as we approach 2019.  In another first, MIT Lincoln Laboratory procured sets of our standard P5-506 and G5-502 Copper and Graphite Fiber...

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TAI Delivers Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps (GFTS) to INFN for NASA's IXPE Mission

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I am happy to announce that TAI recently delivered several spaceflight model (FM) Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps (GFTS®) to Italy's National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), to be incorporated on...

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TAI Completes the First Gold Plated, Swaged Copper Foil Thermal Strap

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In a year of records and firsts, I am happy to announce yet another from the TAI team: we have just completedand now offer the industry's firstgold-plated, swaged OFHC copper foil thermal strap (CuFS). ...

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TAI Completes Ultra-Low Stiffness, X-Series® Thermal Strap Development Program for NASA

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The TAI team is thrilled to announce we have completed a development program for NASA, which focused on providing a passive cooling solution with the lowest allowable stiffness requirement ever applied to...

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TAI Now Offers Aluminum End Fittings for all our Copper Thermal Strap (CuTS) Products

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TAI is now happy to offer optional Al 6061 end fittings for all of our custom and standard model Copper Thermal Strap (CuTS®) products.  This new customization offering is in response to customer demand,...

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EnMAP Copper Thermal Strap Assemblies Shipping Out - More Great Pictures of DLR's Spaceflight Program Straps

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Following up on our blog from last week, TAI is now shipping out the EnMAP copper thermal straps, star tracker adapter fittings, and various extension and evaporator plates to OHB and the DLR.  This was a...

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TAI Delivers Custom CuTS® to NASA JPL for Thermal Vacuum Chamber Program

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TAI is shipping out our first set of custom Cryocooler Series (CS) Copper Thermal Straps (CuTS®) designed for an Ametek SunPower CryoTel GT cryocooler.  The cryocooler is cooling a new thermal vacuum...

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TAI Provides Copper Thermal Straps for Star Trackers on DLR's EnMAP Mission

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TAI is proud to announce we have concluded testing on the copper thermal straps, adapter rings and evaporator plates being delivered to OHB* for the DLR's EnMAP mission.  This set of custom strap...

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TAI Shipping out Order of Cryocooler Thermal Straps to Janis

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TAI is shipping out another order to Janis Research Company today.  These Stage 1 Cryocooler Thermal Straps (pictured above), along with another set of smaller straps for the 2nd Stage (not pictured), and...

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TAI Releases the 2018 X-Series™ Thermal Strap Catalog

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I am proud to announce the release of the 2018 X-Series Catalog! Our latest catalog features the X-Series standard line; straps made with your choice of Pyrolytic Graphite Sheet (PGS), or our high...

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TAI Provides Cryocooler Thermal Strap for NASA's Psyche Asteroid Mission

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TAI is proud to be a supplier to JHU and NASA's Psyche Asteroid Mission. The Psyche mission is a journey to a unique metal asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. What makes the asteroid...

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TAI Introduces the X-Series™; the World's only PGS and Graphene-Based Thermal Strap Standard Product Line

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I am happy to announce the release of our X-Series™ Thermal Straps; the World's first and only standard product line available with either Pyrolytic Graphite Sheet (PGS), or TAI's Graphene Foil (TAI's...

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SpaceX Launching TAI's GFTS® and CuTS® Thermal Strap Products Today on the GRACE-FO Satellite

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TAI is happy to announce that SpaceX is launching NASA's GRACE-FO satellite into orbit today, at 12:47 PST.  

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TAI Adds More International Distribution Partners

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I am happy to announce that TAI has added two more international distribution & sales partners.  In addition to the valuable services the Kanematsu Group provides TAI as our representative in Japan, we've...

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TAI Rolling Out it's Copper Foil Thermal Strap (CuFS) Line This Month

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TAI is Happy to Announce the Release of our Solderless, Copper Foil Thermal Strap (CuFS™) Custom and Standard Product Line.  

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TAI Delivers Custom CuTS for NASA's BIRCHES Instrument on Lunar IceCube

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TAI is proud to announce our copper thermal strap (CuTS) products are involved in another NASA program scheduled for launch in 2018: Lunar IceCube.

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 NOAA's GOES-S Satellite Launches Today with TAI's CuTS® On Board!

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TAI is proud to announce our custom Copper Thermal Strap (CuTS®) products have just been launched into orbit on NOAA's GOES-S Satellite. Tens of thousands watched this afternoon as ULA launched the...

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TAI Fills Orders For Our First CS-52 Copper Thermal Straps 

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TAI is happy to announce we are shipping out our first batch of CS-52 (Cryocooler Series) Copper Thermal Straps (CuTS®).  TAI's Cryocooler Series (CS) straps are designed around popular cryocooler cold...

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TAI's Gold Plated, UHV-Compatible Copper Thermal Straps Are A Hit...

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The TAI team is happy to report we are now filling multiple orders for our wildly popular gold plated copper thermal straps (CuTS®).

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TAI Releases the World's First Graphite Thermal Strap (GFTS®) Catalog! Get your 2018 GFTS® Catalog Today!

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For the first time in our history, TAI now offers a Graphite Fiber Thermal Strap (GFTS®) Standard Product Line, and we've just released our 2018 GFTS® Catalog. This is the world's only...

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TAI's Cryocooler Series Copper Thermal Straps Are a Hit With National Labs and Universities!

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The Tech Apps team is excited to announce we have now begun filling multiple orders for our Cryocooler Series (CS) CuTS® Standard Product Line!  In addition to over a dozen CS-45B and CS-47A units shipped...

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TAI Introduces 99.99% Pure Gold Plated Thermal Straps

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TAI is proud to announce we now offer 99.99% pure ("hard") gold plating (and electroless nickel plating), for all of our standard and custom model thermal straps.  This gold plating offers unmatched...

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TAI Expands the Cryocooler Series Thermal Strap Standard Line

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Due to customer demand, TAI is now expanding our our popular Cryocooler Series (CS) Copper Thermal Straps (CuTS®) standard product line, from 24 to 42 standard models.

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TAI Releases the 2018 CuTS® Catalog

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Technology Applications, Inc. (TAI), is excited to announce the release of our 2018 Copper Thermal Strap (CuTS®) Catalog!

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Sample Graphite Fiber Thermal Strap SOW - Part II

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Sample Graphite Fiber Thermal Strap SOW - Part II

Phase II – Thermal Strap Flight Units

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TAI Releases our new products: Carbon Fiber Composite Thermal Straps and GraFlex III Woven Graphite Sheets

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Carbon Composite Thermal Straps and Graphite Woven Sheets (GraFlex III)

TAI is happy to announce we've introduced two new thermal strap offerings to our current product line: our new Carbon Fiber...

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Sample Graphite Fiber Thermal Strap Statement of Work (SOW) – Part I

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Sample Graphite Fiber Thermal Strap SOW - Part I

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Helpful Hints When Generating Your Thermal Strap Specification for TAI: Part II

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In part II of our series, we cover the SCOPE and BACKGROUND, APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS, ORDER OF PRECEDENCE, QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS, THERMAL STRAP REQUIREMENTS, DELIVERY, AND DESIGN OF THERMAL STRAPS...

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Helpful Hints When Generating Your Thermal Strap Specification for TAI: Part I

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THERMAL STRAP SPECIFICATIONS

In order to simplify the process of generating your thermal strap specification, whether you are ordering our copper or graphite thermal straps, we'd like to provide our...

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TAI Releases the 2016 Copper Thermal Strap (CuTS) Catalog

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Our customers at NASA, aerospace organizations & primes, national labs, universities and commercial electronics companies across the globe have spoken--and we'd like to thank you for your suggestions and...

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Thermal Straps - TAI Releases its 2015 Copper Thermal Straps (CuTS) Catalog

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Hi everyone, just letting you all know that TAI has now released the 2015 edition of our Copper Thermal Straps (CuTS) Catalog.

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Orion Launches with TAI's Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps

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At 7:05 am EST (12:05 GMT) on December 5th, NASA successfully launched its new Orion spacecraft on a mission that it hopes will “foreshadow the first human expedition to Mars.”

Orion was launched in Cape...

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Designing Your Thermal Straps

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Thermal Strap Design

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Flexible Thermal Link University Success Stories: Yale and UNC

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TAI has rolled out its "CuTS University Success Stories" page on our website.  Over the last several years, our flexible copper thermal links/straps have been used by dozens of labs and universities, and...

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Flexible Thermal Straps

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In case you hadn't noticed, TAI has been putting out a lot of videos on our youtube channel, demonstrating just how flexible our copper thermal straps are.

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Solderless Flexible Thermal Links

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TAI provides the most durable, flexible and affordable Solderless Flexible Copper Thermal Links in the world.  Our OFHC braid Flexible Thermal Links are ideal for any heat transfer application on a tight...

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Flexible Thermal Links

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Flexible thermal links for heat transfer in cryogenics and all aerospace/hi-tech applications, are often the most affordable means of passive cooling, and cost between 75%-95% less than many active...

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Copper Thermal Strap Catalog Now Available

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TAI published the world's first flexible copper thermal strap (off-the-shelf) catalog, for all cryogenics, aerospace and other hi-tech applications.  Our standard copper thermal links/straps, require zero...

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TAI's Flexible Thermal Strap, Cryo & Thermal Management Blog Debuts

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I wanted to thank you for visiting the TAI website, and making a stop over here to our blog.  TAI has introduced our aerospace thermal management blog, to be your source for the latest news on our OFHC...

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