In our previous episode, Dr. Natalie Rudolph talked about how we can use DSC measurements to determine the process window and understand material behavior during Polymer Powder Bed Fusion (PBF). Today’s focus is on the CrystallizationCrystallization is the physical process of hardening during the formation and growth of crystals. During this process, heat of crystallization is released.crystallization behavior of PA12 powder using Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC).


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Powder Bed Fusion (PBF), often called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), is one of the most used Additive Manufacturing technologies to produce structural plastic parts. It does not require molds or support structures. Furthermore, it can produce complex geometries, internal structures and thin walls with mechanical properties comparable to injection-molded parts. This shortens the development cycle and makes it an alternative for many work pieces and even whole assemblies. In this article, we explain the process principle and materials used in the SLS process.

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In our next episode, we will talk about Specific Heat Capacity of PBF Powder.