This paper discusses the design of heating element suitable for embedding in a rapid manufacturing process. A specific pattern is built using the laser deposition Process available at the University of Missouri--Rolla. A resistance heating element which is then cast into place using a castable refractory material, which acts as an electrical insulator. An application of this technology is for preheating the substrate before direct metal deposition.
R. Philip et al., "Design of Embedded Resistance Heating Element Using Rapid Manufacturing Process," Proceedings of the 18th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2007, Austin, TX), pp. 55-59, University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2007.
18th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2007: Aug. 6-8, Austin, TX)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
08 Aug 2007