Category: Transient Plane Source
Abstract: In order to better understand how the laser sintering process affects polyamide 12 powder, the authors measured the thermal conductivity of polyamide 12 powder at various densities and conditions. The Hot Disk TPS 500 was used for the thermal conductivity characterization. The investigations determined that thermal conductivity of polyamide 12 powder is influenced by temperature and density. The researchers hope to improve the thermal control in laser sintering processes.
Reference: Rapid Prototyping Journal 19(6) (2013) 437 - 445