May 13th, 2019. Lancaster, PA. Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) announced today that the company received the 2018 Supplier Excellence Award from L3 Technologies (L3T), an award given to suppliers that show “exemplary performance and commitment to L3 Technologies.”
On this particular program, ACT and L3T began a partnership in late 2017 to develop a thermal management solution to meet rigorous power, environmental and long-term production objectives. ACT developed a solution that introduced an alternate thermal management technology to the system. The resulting design met all strict thermal and mechanical requirements needed for an avionics application, as well as lowering the manufacturing cost in both low rate and production volumes.
This development program included an expedited design period during which ACT engineers analytically demonstrated the ability for the new thermal technology to meet all mission requirements. This included technology implementation, mechanical feature development and detailed thermal simulations. Craig Archuleta, L3T’s Manager of Supply Chain Engineering was involved in all engineering communication and provided the following feedback, “I do Critical Design Reviews monthly and I’ve found few that have the engineering depth, robustness and the technical acumen that this team has.”
Once the design concluded, manufacturing workplans were developed for the initial low rate build. ACT successfully delivered these parts on time and on-quality. “A 100% quality rating for a supplier is rarely heard of, especially for a new supplier,” said Dan Anderson, L3T’s Quality Manager.
ACT and L3T continue to partner on production builds of this part.
“ACT would like to thank L3T for the recognition and support throughout this program. Our priority in any development program is to meet mission performance goals and ultimately enhance the end user experience,” said Jens Weyant, Manager of Defense/Aerospace at ACT. “On this program, that goal was achieved through strong collaboration and communication.”
ACT specializes in advanced thermal technology development and custom thermal product manufacturing. ACT designs and manufactures PCM heat sinks, cold plates, HiK™ plates, heat pipes, custom thermal, fluid, and mechanical systems, and pumped liquid and two-phase loops for customers in diverse markets including Aerospace, Electronics, Temperature Calibration, Medical Device, and Energy Recovery Systems.
ACT’s team consists of personnel with established track records in technology development, commercialization and production. Many of them were involved in the pioneering work on heat pipes, loop heat pipes and other single and two-phase heat transfer devices. They are the inventors/co-inventors on numerous U.S. and international patents and the authors/co-authors of hundreds of scientific publications.
ACT’s Facility measures more than 60,000 square feet, including office, laboratory and manufacturing spaces. With ISO9001 and AS9100 certified quality system in place, the facility has designed and manufactured high quality, cost effective, thermal management solutions for dozens of mission critical satellite, and military programs as well as for numerous commercial applications. Simultaneously ACT’s broad and diverse R&D efforts are developing thermal solutions for tomorrow’s emerging technologies.
For more information about ACT, please visit www.1-ACT.com.