LPW Technology examines the sources and impact of porosity in metal AM with its latest case study, ‘Porosity – Powder or process derived?’.
“When porosity causes issues in a built part, it’s important to understand the root cause. Porosity might originate from the metal powder or the AM process,” says Dr Rob Deffley, LPW’s Research & Development Manager. “This case study explores the different types of porosity, how they are identified, and follows LPW’s experienced applications engineers as they analyse a stainless steel 17-4 PH AM component failure. Identifying porosity as the source enabled the manufacturer to quickly resolve the issue.”
‘Porosity – Powder or process derived?’ is located in the LPW website technical library.