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In the first, experimenters applied heat to the skin with a little metal plate and calibrated each individual's pain perceptions.
They applied heat to 6 of the 15 plantings, warming the crops that were planted in March, September, and December.
The substrate material is also important; the team used a self-amplifying polymer that decomposes into volatile monomer units under applied heat. So to create the complete patterns, the heat burns off material beneath the tip, and the force applied allows 3D movement and thus the sculpting of 3D shapes.
The author intends the book for professionals in a wide range of fields, from electronics packaging and power generation to equipment design and manufacturing, who want to develop a better understanding of applied heat transfer issues in their work.

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