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  • 1

    What is the benefit to incorporating thermal sensors into additive manufacturing?

    Answer: Stratonics sensors provide visualization of thermal and dimensional data to gain understanding of the physics, stabilities, in-stabilities, and dynamics of the process. This information is used to validate models, reduce iterations, maintain/control parameters, generate a digital thread for parts, and minimize machine-to-machine variability.

  • 2

    What is the difference between the Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) and the Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) ThermaViz® Sensors?

    Answer: The melt pool in the DMLS process is significantly smaller and moves at much higher speeds; therefore the DMLS sensor operates at a higher frame rate and increased resolution. Both LMD and DMLS sensors record in real time, but only the LMD process is slow enough to visualize in live display, real time.

  • 3

    What temperature range can the sensors detect?

    Answer: The ThermaViz® Imaging Pyrometer’s range is 1000°-2500°C and the Global Heat Flow Sensor’s range is 300° - 2500°C.

  • 4

    How is ThermaViz® different from an industrial pyrometer?

    Answer: Our pyrometer is a vision based sensor, producing high resolution imagery.

  • 5

    How do you handle large quantities of data?

    Answer: ThermaViz® software data extraction feature compresses large data files into a small number of important metrics.