A Pulsed Thermography (PT) system and method is provided utilizing a long duration pulse in combination with a radiant heat shield as a non-destructive testing method for quantitatively measuring defect depths within a 3D printed part and for characterizing layer-by-layer surface defects in the 3D printed part.
Crane, Nathan Brad and Pierce, III, James Randall, "Non-contact system and method for detecting defects in an additive manufacturing process" (2021). USF Patents. 1275.
University of South Florida