In the last episode, we ended with an explanation of the effect of fillers on rheology and processing. Today, we will talk about the effects such fillers can have on the part properties as well as processing using Laser Flash Analysis (LFA).
This week’s topic:
It is quite important to understand the effect of fillers on your material properties, because they affect processing and part properties. How fast is the material melting? How do the fillers align in the print nozzle or the printed part? How can that affect the Conductivité ThermiqueThermal conductivity (λ with the unit W/(m•K)) describes the transport of energy – in the form of heat – through a body of mass as the result of a temperature gradient (see fig. 1). According to the second law of thermodynamics, heat always flows in the direction of the lower temperature.thermal conductivity of my part? Let´s find out using NETZSCH Laser Flash Analysis (LFA).
- How fillers are aligned in the filament, in the nozzle and during the print
- Effects of filament diameter on alignment
- How to prepare and measure filled material extrusion samples using LFA
- Why determination of Diffusivité ThermiqueThermal diffusivity (a with the unit mm2/s) is a material-specific property for characterizing unsteady heat conduction. This value describes how quickly a material reacts to a change in temperature.thermal diffusivity is highly relevant for print orientation and design features