Materials Processing White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Improving Additive Manufacturing With The Help Of Infrared

    Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is revolutionizing manufacturing. In contrast with subtractive manufacturing methods such as machining, AM technologies create components directly from a computer model, adding material only where needed. Heat is often an integral part of this process – one that needs to be monitored closely in order to see consistent results. This paper discusses how infrared (IR) cameras can help manufacturers find systematic problems and determine what changes are needed to maintain product quality.

  2. LIST Researchers Use FLIR Cameras To Study The Electrocaloric Effect

    Refrigerant devices typically use fluid coolants turned into gases to cool things down. These gases, however, may become harmful to the environment, so research is being done on the use of solid materials as a substitute to cool down food, beverages, medicine, and even electronic devices.

  3. Miniaturize Your Optical System Into A Photonic Integrated Circuit

    Embedding photonic functionalities into an integrated optical chip can often simplify and reduce the size of a system. This white paper introduces the basic concepts of photonic integration with a goal to help the reader understand how it can improve optical systems.

  4. Infrared Imaging For Material Characterization In Fracture Mechanics Experiments

    When developing new materials, the characterization of mechanical properties becomes extremely important. This application note covers the process of performing tensile and shear tests on an variety of materials using high-speed and high-definition infrared imaging.