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.
Nextreme™ Series, Recirculating Chillers
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.
Recirculating Chillers Designed for Today’s Green Labs
Today’s chillers are vastly different from their predecessors, offering precise temperature control for laboratory and analytical equipment while delivering energy, size and noise reduction, and environmental impact savings. This versatility allows lab managers to reduce upfront equipment costs and long-term maintenance costs, while increasing lab space and being environmentally compliant.
Recirculating chillers deliver options for precise temperature control.
Using liquids for heat transfer is an important cooling method for many applications to maximize performance and operational life for thermally sensitive electronics and systems. As next generation systems feature more functionality in smaller, more compact form factors, precise temperature control has become more critical.
Digital microscopes are advanced laboratory tools capturing high-resolution images to reveal texture, shape, contours and structure of biological and inorganic specimens. Modern digital microscopes utilize CCD or CMOS sensor-based cameras to focus on the sample and display the resulting image on a digital screen.
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.
Laboratory cooling baths are used to maintain below ambient temperatures of liquid mixtures, for example when collecting liquids after distillation or conducting chemical reactions with substances that require refrigeration or freezing. A cooling bath typically consists of a substance with high thermal conductivity mixed with either a solid material that melts at low temperatures or liquid with a low boiling point. While an ice/water mixture is the simplest and easiest type of cooling bath, dry ice or nitrogen are required for cooling below zero Celsius.
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.