Richardson RFPD Announces Availability of Skived Fin Heat Sinks from Wakefield-Vette

Richardson RFPD Announces Availability of Skived Fin Heat Sinks from Wakefield-Vette

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June 17, 2019 – Geneva, III.:

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a portfolio of skived fin heat sinks from Wakefield-Vette.

These standard copper and aluminum skived fin heat sinks offer an alternative to extruded heat sinks for applications that require a thin fin density that cannot be achieved with extrusion technology. Skived heat sinks typically have 0.5 mm (0.020-inch) thick fins.

Skived heat sinks are produced using a series of sharp knives that pass over the copper or aluminum material, producing a thin curl of metal which is then bent vertically to form the fin. Skived fins are produced from a bar of material which is approximately 16-feet in length and then cut to size as required by the final application. The final heat sink can be machined using normal fabrication techniques.

Wakefield-Vette’s SKV Series offers standard off-the-shelf solutions. Custom solutions are also available.

Key features of the SKV Series include:

  • Plastic push pins for easy insertion and integrity of the PCB
  • No interface between fins and base
  • Minimal tooling cost for non-standards
  • Improved thermal performance


To find more information, or to purchase these products today online, please visit the Wakefield-Vette Skived Fin Heat Sinks webpage. The devices are also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find a local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Wakefield-Vette, please visit the Wakefield-Vette storefront webpage.


Global Product Management Director – Energy & Power
P: 630 262 6800