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.
Silicon-based technologies have always played a significant role within the energy industry. They currently dominate the solar energy market with a market share of over 90 percent.
In addition, the continual improvements being made to silicon (e.g., through silicon crystal growth techniques and enhancements to purity, efficiency, etc.) are securing its strong position within the energy industry over the near future.
By Dr. André Lindemann and Dr. Ekkehard Post
This article and video shows, how you can design your sintering process to the best with KINETICS NEO and the data from Thermal Analysis. Simulate before firing and speed up your sintering process up to 60%