These advanced technologies include sputtering, cathodic arc deposition, pulsed laser deposition
, ion beam deposition, and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition.
The machine incorporates hotwire laser deposition
technology to combine additive processes and programmable welding automation with five-axis machining.
Of the two main areas concerning additive manufacturing processes, laser deposition
welding with wire or metal is more established, while an entire component production model using laser construction technology is still in its relative infancy, and it is this that Optech Consulting cites as the driver for the strong growth demonstrated.
In addition, engineers at Irida Labs are working towards integrating artificial intelligence and, more specifically machine learning and deep learning techniques, to monitor parameters related to quality and features, and detect defects and abnormalities in real-time during the laser deposition
Neocera Pulsed Laser Deposition
System was utilized for the deposition of films from sintered targets.
Many techniques are used for their deposition, such as chemical vapour deposition (CVD), plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD), filtered cathode vacuum arc (FCVA), ion beam assisted deposition (IBAD) [18-23], and pulsed laser deposition
Within the class of oxycarbonate materials, pulsed laser deposition
(PLD) has been used for the synthesis of Ba-Ca-Cu, Sr-Cu, and Ba-Sr-Cu oxycarbonate thin films, which have been studied as superconductors [7-10].
Plans for future projects include expanding the capabilities of the lab's direct laser deposition
equipment to enhance metallic absorptivity.
On the other hand, cladding techniques such as laser deposition
can introduce thermally-induced changes in the substrate.
The 12 papers include discussions of such matters as creep and the environmental durability of environmental barrier coatings and ceramic matrix composites under imposed thermal gradient conditions, the dynamic oblique angle of deposition of nanostructures for energy applications, preparing epitaxially grown chromium-silicon-nitrogen thin films by pulsed laser deposition
, nanocomposite molybdenum-copper-nitrogen coating deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering process with a single alloying target, and improving the service life of shaft-bushing tribo-systems by a plasma sulfur nitrocarburing process.
Pulsed laser deposition
(PLD) has proven to be a promising method to produce pure, crystalline and adherent HA coatings which show no dissolution in a simulated body fluid.