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Title: Real-time Process Monitoring and Temperature Mapping of the 3D Polymer Printing Process

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 inside the system as parts are being fabricated, as well as quantify the temperature of a part during fabrication. The IR camera was used to map the temperature within the build volume of the oven and surface temperature measurement of a part as it was being manufactured. 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 location. The observation of the temperature variation of a part that fails during construction provides insight into how the deposition process itself impacts temperature distribution within a single part leading to failure.
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Conference: SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing, Baltimore, MD, USA, 20130429, 20130503
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
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EE USDOE - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)
Country of Publication:
United States
3D Printing; Fused Deposition Modeling; Thermography; Temperature Mapping; Soda Lime Glass.