Application Note

Using High-Speed Infrared Imaging In Additive Manufacturing

Source: TELOPS

By TELOPS

Using High-Speed Infrared Imaging In Additive Manufacturing

The process of sdditive manufacturing, or 3D printing, allows for the rapid fabrication of metal pieces with carious compositions, shapes, and sizes, but the extremely high thermal gradients involved can sometimes induce stress and deformation in the materials. High-speed infrared imaging of this Direct Medal Laser Sintering (DMLS) process on stainless steel has been used to better understand and visualize these thermal transfers. This application note discusses the observation process of additive manufacturing, and how high-speed infrared imaging provides detailed information and results that can enhance future DMLS processes.