The Use of Laser Flash Method for Developing Engineered Graphene-based Thermal Interfaces Materials

With a unique set of physical and mechanical properties, graphene, the two-dimensional honeycomb crystal lattice of sp2-hybridized carbon, holds intense academic and industrial interest in developing lightweight, intelligent, and robust hybrid materials. Learn about the use of Laser Flash Method for developing engineered graphene-based thermal interfaces materials and read the scientific paper written by our long-standing customer Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

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Get Started with Laser Flash Analysis (LFA)

For the precise measurement of thermophysical properties such as thermal diffusivity, the Laser Flash technique (LFA) has proven itself as a fast and precise method. Learn in our new video about the basic workflow of an LFA measurement.

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Material Science in Additive Manufacturing: Effects of fillers in Material Extrusion – Insights through Laser Flash Analysis

In the last episode, we ended with an explanation of the effect of fillers on rheology and processing. Today, we will talk about the effects such fillers can have on the part properties as well as processing using Laser Flash Analysis (LFA).

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Why the Effect of Anisotropic Fillers on Thermal Expansion is Process-Dependent

Fillers are added to a polymer matrix to improve the mechanical performance of the finished product. The orientation of such fillers depends on the processing conditions. Learn how the overall content, shape and orientation of copper fibers influence the coefficient of thermal volume expansion.

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Material Science in Additive Manufacturing: Measuring Thermal Diffusivity using LFA

Today, Dr. Natalie Rudolph will explain how the thermal diffusivity of a powder bed fusion part can be measured using Laser Flash Analysis (LFA) and how it can be computed in thermal conductivity.

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How Thermal Diffusivity Affects the Build Temperature in the SLS Process

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Conductive fillers in polymer powder, like copper spheres and flakes, influence Additive Manufacturing processes. Learn how laser flash analysis allows determination of process setting to print highest quality parts.

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How to Prepare SLS Parts for Thermal Analysis Measurements: LFA

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The build orientation of samples has an effect on the mechanical properties of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) parts. Therefore, thermophysical properties need to be assessed in different directions. Learn how to prepare filled samples for laser flash analysis!

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Developing Conductive Polymers for Metal Replacement

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Filler type, filler content and filler orientation: everything plays a role when it comes to tailoring thermal conductivity of polymers for specific applications, such as in the well-known field of Metal Replacement. Read how our customer DOMO Engineering Materials uses our instrument to research conductive raw materials.

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Metal Additive Manufacturing and the Need for Reliable Thermophysical Property Data

Additive Manufacturing (AM) encompasses a variety of technologies suitable for producing components from liquid, solid or powder feedstocks. Selective Laser Melting (SLM), a powder-bed fusion process, has become a commonly used AM process for rapid prototyping and component manufacturing using metals, alloys and, to a lesser extent, ceramics. Learn more about SLM, suitable materials and how to optimize input parameters for improved product quality using Thermal Analysis.

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