Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is finding an expanding role in the manufacturing process. There are many different types of 3D printing methods used to physically create a desired object. In this application note, we will focus on powder bed 3D printing, which uses heat from a laser-beam, electron-beam, or a thermal printhead to melt material together and create a solid object.
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Modern laboratory equipment requires precise cooling to protect electronics or to control processes where temperature matters. Laird Thermal Systems’ Nextreme™ Performance Chiller Series offers reliable, precise, and versatile temperature control solutions for laboratory equipment – all while lowering energy consumption by up to 50% compared to conventional compressor-based systems. High quality components, including variable speed motors for the compressor and condensing fan, provides lower noise operation and a higher coefficient of performance compared to competing models.
Laboratory equipment require precise temperature control to protect electronics or to control processes where temperature matters. The Nextreme Performance Chiller combines energy-efficiency with powerful cooling capability to meet the needs of modern laboratory equipment - all in a compact form factor.
Researchers have access to more sophisticated equipment than ever before. As labs work to become more automated to increase work flow, single-use systems are becoming more antiquated. Modern laboratory equipment offers more capabilities in smaller housings for researcher, as a single machine is now able to complete many different tasks. This is not only to cut down the cost of purchasing multiple pieces of equipment, but also to save precious lab bench space. One enabling factor of lab equipment miniaturization is the reduction in size of essential cooling systems.
Radiation therapy (RT) is the use of ionized radiation to safely and effectively treat cancer by controlling and eliminating malignant tumors. Radiation damages the DNA in malignant tissue, which prevents the cell’s ability to repair itself or reproduce.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues in the body. It is used for detecting brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, infections, stroke, dementia and root causes of headache.
Often referred to as “Interventional Imaging,” CV technology creates continuous, real time x-ray images of the movement of a body part, instrument or contrast agent. It is used for imaging during surgical, orthopedic and emergency care procedures such as catheter insertion, placement of stents and angiograms.
PET scanning is a gamma-based imaging technique that allows doctors to detect early signs of cancer, brain disorders and heart diseases by identifying changes in organs and tissues at cellular level. In a PET scan, the patient is injected with a radioactive substance and placed on a flat table that moves into a donut-shaped housing called gantry.
Medical imaging systems used for clinical analysis and medical intervention provide detailed images on the structure of a body in multiple topographies. In computed tomography (CT) X-Ray systems, the tube and detector are rotating at very high speeds around the body during examination to produce a 3D image.