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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We are pleased to announce that, effective October 30, 2020, PicoTherm Corporation joined the NETZSCH Group as a wholly owned subsidiary of NETZSCH Japan, K.K.