LPW Technology, the market leader in the manufacture, development and processing of high quality metal powders and innovative solutions for additive manufacturing, describes the process and benefits of ‘Tap Density Testing for Metal Powders’, in its latest informative laboratory services datasheet.
“Tap density is influenced by the metal powder’s particle shape and particle size distribution, among other properties,” says Lisa Holman, LPW’s Quality Engineer. “The results can give an indication of the powder’s cohesivity, which can influence flow and affect its behaviour in the additive manufacturing process. It’s a useful measure of powder consistency for comparison and assurance, and also indicates how a powder might consolidate in transit.”
LPW’s state-of-the-art laboratories undertake a comprehensive range of testing services to ASTM as standard with ISO available on request, adding consistency and confidence to the AM process.