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A Question for Water Block Designers & Manufacturers

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I've been wondering for a while now, but why do water block designers and well established manufacturers not design blocks using some of the methods that are tried and true in other liquid cooling industry designs?

For example, I've not seen anyone use trapezoid-shaped micro-channels, curved micro-channels, or any other designs that would maximize both surface area and heat transfer. Is it related to the cost of CNC fabrication for more complex designs?
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I would have to believe that they already employ CNC mills and I frequently use my mill. Your question leads me to think that it might be too expensive to re-tool with regard to completely different cutting tools (bits) and software changes. That is my guess, but a very good question.
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