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TMT specializes in thermal control - anything from ejecting waste heat to maintaining and transferring thermal ideals for parts and systems.


TMT has developed flexible thermal straps - reliable, flexible, metallic thermal straps that facilitate the transfer of heat while retaining flexibility between thermal components. Thermal straps are constructed of copper (braid or foil) or aluminum (foil only) and can be produced to meet customer requirements. Flexible thermal straps are used in a wide variety of applications to provide a passive means of transporting heat from source to thermal sink.

Standard Straps

In order to give customers quick access to these straps at an affordable cost, TMT has established a limited set of “standard” flexible thermal straps that can be purchased at will to facilitate faster delivery. Contact TMT to learn more about standard configuration orders.


Custom Straps

In addition, custom straps of various thermal conductance, operating temperature, size, and end connections can also be designed, fabricated, and tested for customers. Just contact TMT today to get the process started. 

TMT engineers have designed and fabricated a variety of thermal straps, from the very small (0.6 W/K) to the very large (~50 cm long 90 K chamber heat spreaders at 1.5 W/K). 

Flexible thermal straps are configurable to almost any desired shape and end-block configuration. Please fill out this form and email to TMT at to begin work on your design specification.

Custom Strap Design Process

Thermal straps are relatively simple to implement, but require careful thought. In the design of any thermal strap, the engineer will determine which parameters are important to the success of the project. Typical considerations include:








Thermal switches provide a method to disconnect or reconnect the conductive thermal path between components. This can provide high isolation or increased thermal conductance and provide increased protection for cooling systems.

Space systems require adaptable, reliable, and low-cost thermal solutions to add resilience to the overall mission. Managing temperatures with widely varying heat dissipation is becoming essential to keep spacecraft components within limits.


Thermal management requires radiators, heaters, and thermal connections to accommodate variations in heat dissipation. TMT offers the Python Thermal Switch to enable the need for thermal adaptability. The passive assembly conducts when you need it and provides thermal isolation when you do not.

Custom thermal switches can be developed for your project as required. Contact TMT and let us see how we can help.

Contact TMT today to start your thermal switch design.


Pulsating heat pipes (PHP) use rapid pulsations of liquid/vapor slugs between an evaporator and condenser to transfer heat away from a surface, most often used in electronics. PHPs are receiving increased attention due to the straight forward fabrication and reduced impacts to imperfections when compared to other heat pipe technologies.TMT is evaluating several room temperature PHPs to determine proper applications and to assess performance correlations. Examples of PHP applications include:





When operational surfaces experience extremes in thermal output, thermal isolation is a cost-effective solution for supporting components with minimal impact to the overall thermal system. This critical factor can quickly make all the difference in your system. 

TMT is experienced in a variety of thermal isolation techniques and can help select an appropriate solution for your thermal application.

Typical applications include:

  • Optical systems

  • Superconducting systems

  • Infrared (IR) detector mounting

  • Thermal lines

  • Thermal storage

  • Missile detection systems

Want to book our services? Contact us today.

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