Copper Thermal Straps (CuTS®) 

In addition to our Graphite Fiber, PGS, Graphene, and Copper & Aluminum Foil Strap products, TAI offers OFHC Copper Cable/Rope Straps (CuTS®); also referred to as “heat straps,” “thermal braids," or "flexible thermal links." CuTS® are assembled on-site (by our experts), using our unique swage process, and never welded, brazed or soldered (setting them apart from most straps, which are simply outsourced and repackaged from 3rd party machine shops). This is an important aspect of the manufacturing process, as outsourcing straps dramatically increases stiffness and resistance losses, and results in a number of quality, dimensional conformance, and cleanliness issues.

Because TAI has complete control over the design, assembly, finishing, and cleaning processes (and the proper manufacturing facilities and staff), our CuTS® products are the most affordable straps commercially-available (at just a fraction of the cost of all competing copper, aluminum, and carbon-based straps). The TAI team manufactures hundreds of copper straps each month, and we've delivered (or are currently filling), production orders for organizations like Fermi and Thomas Jefferson National Labs, SLAC, BAE Systems, ASML, the Department of Energy, Honeywell, and more.

While CuTS® are used in space by NASA, ESA, Airbus, and Lockheed Martin (among others), they are more commonly used in electronics and laboratory applications by universities, national laboratories, and engineering companies (specializing in cryogenics, light source/photonics, and medical instruments & devices). To learn more about our copper strap spaceflight heritage and other qualification testing and results, read below, or feel free to contact us at any time.

Visit our Space and Ground / Air CuTS® Design Galleries to See Hundreds More!

  • Cryocooler Thermal Links / Straps
  • Nickel and Gold Plated Cryocooler CuTS
  • RDK 415 Cryocooler Thermal Straps Assembly
  • Gold Plated Thermal Straps
  • Thermal Straps - JANIS Dual-Armed CuTS by TAI
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  • Cryocooler Thermal Links/Straps
  • OHB EnMAP Thermal Straps
  • Cryocooler Heat Strap Assembly
  • Thermal Straps
  • 1st Stage Cryocooler Thermal Straps - TAI Manufactured for Janis Research Systems
  • NASA JPL Cryocooler CuTS
  • Telescope Multi-armed CuTS
  • Orbital ATK Cignus 9 Thermal Straps/Links
  • Flexible Thermal Links - Heat Straps by TAI
  • Ametek SunPower CryoTel GT Cryocooler Thermal Straps