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Real-time process monitoring and temperature mapping of a 3D polymer printing process
Author(s): Ralph B. Dinwiddie; Lonnie J. Love; John C. Rowe
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Paper Abstract

An extended-range IR camera was used to make temperature measurements of samples as they are being manufactured. The objective is to quantify the temperature variation of the parts as they are being fabricated. The IR camera was also used to map the temperature within the build volume of the oven. The development of the temperature map of the oven provides insight into the global temperature variation within the oven that may lead to understanding variations in the properties of parts as a function of build location within the oven. The observation of the temperature variation of a part during construction provides insight into how the deposition process itself creates temperature distributions, which can lead to failure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8705, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXV, 87050L (22 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.1518454
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Ralph B. Dinwiddie, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Lonnie J. Love, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
John C. Rowe, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8705:
Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXV
Gregory R. Stockton; Fred P. Colbert, Editor(s)

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