Thursday, March 22, 2012

Promising Results for Computer Cooling

Today the computer cooling group tested an updated version of the 3D-printed part. Because the 3D printing service we used required a minimum part thickness of 3mm, there was a sharp drop in the part right over the processor where liquid would shoot over the processor and not make as much contact as we would like. After doing initial tests, we ground that ridge down to 1mm and CPU temperatures dropped by 5-7 degrees Celsius in our next round of tests. This sharp increase in performance is very encouraging, and future modifications will include altering the geometry of the chamber over the processor in order to increase contact even further.