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TWI Talk Thermal Management at PCIM Europe

Tue, 27 April, 2021

TWI Senior Project Leader, Vito Di Pietro, will present at PCIM Europe 2021 next week on Wednesday 5 May. While thousands usually gather in Nuremberg, Germany for the event, it will be held digitally this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with 76 sessions across 5 days from 3-7 May.

Vito’s presentation, ‘Thermal Management of Power Components and Electric Systems Using Channels Embedded in Metallic Parts by Friction Stir Channeling’ will feature in the Thermal Management and Cooling session on Day 3.


TWI Ltd recently invented a new solid-state process, evolution of friction stir channeling, that allows for sub-surface networks of channels to be machined within monolithic metallic parts in a single manufacturing step. This technology, CoreFlow™, has been developed as an alternative manufacturing process for thermal management systems. These include applications such as cold plates and heat exchangers for transporting and dissipating heat produced by electronic components or electric systems.


Vito is an experienced engineer and project manager in the manufacturing industry. He has a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy and in the past 5 years, has coordinated several international research projects on innovative technical solutions, helping companies to develop and implement digital manufacturing. Vito joined TWI in 2020 and has since been working on compelling technologies such as friction welding and electron beam welding and their implementation in production.

Find out more about CoreFlow™ and read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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