The application of powder rheology in additive manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is sensitive to powder variability when applying fine layers in a uniform manner. This process, often referred to as “spreading”, demands a high degree of consistency and repeatability in the feedstock. Particle size is often used as a critical quality attribute (CQA), but studies suggest this is ... read more

Powder characterisation tools for powder processors

Following 20 years of experience in the field of powder characterisation, Freeman Technology has gained valuable insight into the product development and manufacturing issues that powder processors face on a daily basis. Alongside substantial investments in research and development, the company has worked closely with users of its technology across ... read more

Celebrating 1 year - proudly part of the Micromeritics family

Freeman Technology are celebrating one year as part of the Micromeritics Instrument Corporation.

Micromeritics are a leading global manufacturer of premium products for advanced material characterisation and acquired Freeman Technology in June 2018.

"A particular highlight has been working with an extended group of scientists and engineers with in-depth knowledge complementary to ... read more

Powder characterization solutions at CPhI 2019

Global material characterization company, Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, will be exhibiting at CPhI China on booth N1A19 (18 – 20 June 2019, SNEIC, Shanghai, P.R.China). The company will be showcasing their material characterization solutions designed to optimize process performance, increase productivity and improve quality in a diverse range of sectors, including ... read more

Understanding powders for additive manufacturing seminar

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has unfortunately been cancelled.

Powder flow specialists, Freeman Technology, will be hosting an ‘Understanding Powders for Additive Manufacturing’ seminar on the 11th June 2019 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, UK.

The free one-day event will provide an introduction to the principles of powder rheology ... read more

The influence of particle size and shape on flow properties

The size and shape of the particles within a powder are important factors in influencing behaviour, and many well-established techniques exist for measuring these properties. However, over a range of different processes, the relationship between these two parameters and flow properties is less well-understood, and due to the varying demands ... read more

Using powder characterisation methods to assess blending behaviour

Blending a mixture of powders to homogeneity is a critical step in many manufacturing processes. Making uniform tablets, for example, relies on the homogeneous dispersion of active ingredients, often in small quantities, with excipients such as binders and disintegrants to form a suitable feed blend for the press. Similarly, in industries as diverse ... read more