AM Metal AM case study - The impact of powder variability on Additive Manufacturing build quality

22 May, 2018

 

AM metal powder impact on build quality

 

LPW Technology Ltd, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, discusses the impact of metal powder variability on AM build quality.

For metal powders to deliver consistent AM built parts with the required properties it is critical to define an appropriate material specification, with due regard for tolerances on manufacturing and testing variance. It is also necessary to establish limits which are tight enough to ensure any variations do not have a negative impact on process and application performance. Changes within specification values can cause variations in material processability during part manufacture, or the final mechanical properties of the part itself. This study explores the impact of powder variability during the Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) process.

The latest LPW case study 'The impact of powder variability on Additive Manufacturing build quality' is located in the LPW website technical library. 

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