Design Requirements

Design Criteria

Please review the criteria below to preliminarily determine if your heater design meets our automated processing capabilities.

TurboFlex Design Requirements:

  • Heater Size:  Maximum size of one heater is 17” X 35”.
    • If your heater is larger, we can still manufacturer the heater, but we need to discuss things.  Please e-mail us your information and we will provide a quotation and questions.
  • Parts are shipped flat.
  • Tolerance of cutline and features:  +/-.075” under 24” and +/- .150 over 24”.
  • No components or marking is required.
  • Lead lengths are 12” and the type/gauge/color of wire will be determined by TurboFlex. Wires have PTFE insulation.
  • The material to be utilized is opaque (white) FR polyester up to 266°F / 130°C or non-FR polyimide up to 350°F / 175°C.
  • The resistance tolerance is +/- 10% from nominal, measured at ambient.
  • If selected, pressure sensitive adhesive is 3M 467/468.
  • Wire attachment joints will be over potted to provide general insulating protection.
design

To help customers obtain prototypes heaters quickly and easily, we do not need CAD files or formal prints to design and fabricate parts.  At a minimum, we require an image that shows what is needed from a physical size/shape.  This includes:

  • A photograph of a sketch on a sheet of paper
  • A JPEG or PNG snip of a screen shot
  • A PDF of a print
  • A photo of another part

Remember that what you provide needs to have dimensions and sufficient information for us to replicate what you are needing.

TurboFlex manufactures foil-based flexible heaters utilizing automated systems to deliver fast and at low cost. Our business is set-up to enable individuals to order custom heaters in minutes and for our production facility to deliver in days. Made in the USA.