This paper reports the results of a set of experiments testing methods to embed thermocouples during laser deposition. Various operating settings and shielding materials are explored. Temperature readings of the embedded thermocouples are compared with surface temperature readings taken by a non-contact digital pyrometer during the deposition process. Also, possibilities of using this information for system control are discussed.
R. Gunaratnam et al., "Thermocouple Embedding for the Production of a Substrate for Rapid Manufacturing," Proceedings of the 18th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2007, Austin, TX), pp. 49-54, 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