Metal Hoppers for Additive Manufacturing

Carpenter Additive hoppers are the smart solution to the bulk transportation and storage challenges of metal powders for AM.


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  • Reduces 17kg of plastic waste for 450kg of powder
  • Reusable and recyclable
  • Allows for bulk transportation of hazardous material
  • Reduces risk by minimizing manual handling
  • Minimizes potential contamination 

These ergonomic stainless-steel hoppers enable the safe transportation of large amounts of powder, minimizing the risk of material contamination and enabling customers to concentrate on producing parts with reliability and peace of mind. Providing a closed-loop solution, from point of atomization to the loading of the AM machine.

Purpose-designed exclusively for AM metal powders, Carpenter Additive hoppers have a material capacity of up to 850 kg. The hoppers are designed to allow powder to be transported under inert conditions, ensuring the materials stay free from gaseous contaminants such as oxygen and nitrogen and other foreign bodies – critical, as contamination can lead to failed builds and can affect the final mechanical properties of built parts. The hoppers are designed and clearly labelled to be alloy specific with the option of a unique QR code to link to the optional software, to monitor and control traceability and manage inventory. A complimentary range of Carpenter Additive's products and adaptors allow for the hopper to be seamlessly integrated into your AM value chain.

As the world becomes more environmentally conscientious, it's important to reflect, how conscientious is your business? Typically, in the AM industry, powder is received in plastic containers, resulting in approximately 17kg of plastic waste for 450kg of powder in an AM build. Carpenter Additive can support businesses on their journey to improve the environment with the environmentally friendly, bulk transportation solution. The hopper is reusable, recyclable and easy to clean.