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Individual particle characterization device for thermal and cold spray processes

Long pulsed laser-ultrasonic detection laser
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Capable of providing individual particle characteristics for most commercially available spray material.

Temperature measurement from 1,000° to 4,000° Celsius
Velocity measurement from 5 to 1,200 m/s
Diameter measurement from 10 to 300 microns

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At Forschungszentrum Jülich, we have used the Dpv extensively and successfully for over 15 years to better understand and optimize our thermal spray processes. Its unique capability to simultaneously measure the temperature, velocity and size of individual particles and to perform cross-sectional maps of the spray plume has had a tremendous impact on our activities in the fields of process development, parameter optimization and quality management.

Dr. Georg Mauer
Head of Thermal Coating Technology Team
Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK-1)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany

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Concordia University
GE Global Research
National research Council Canada
Sandia National Laboratories
SUNY Stony Brook
University West
Xian Aerospace Materials Institute