Focusing on powder flowability

In a series of articles on LinkedIn, Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology, draws on over 20 years of experience in the industry and provides some valuable insights into powder flowability.

In his latest instalment, ‘Focusing on Powder Flowability’, he considers some of the many variables that influence powder behaviour, ... read more

Powder flow testing - optimize ceramic powder processing applications

Powder flow specialists Freeman Technology will be exhibiting at Ceramics Expo on booth 137 (April 30 – May 1 2019, Cleveland, OH, USA). The company offers material characterization solutions aimed at optimizing process performance, increasing productivity and improving quality in a diverse range of sectors, including ceramics.

Although ceramic processors have ... read more

Understanding powders

Over the 20 years that Freeman Technology has been working with powders significant advances have been made in powder testing technology and in the efficiency of powder processing. These advances come from a more developed and secure understanding of powders and how to control their performance.

The discussions we ... read more

Profitable powder processing

The FT4 Powder Rheometer was designed with one purpose in mind - to characterise the rheology, or flow properties, of powders. This remains a primary function today, but the instrument, accessories and methodologies have been continuously developed to the point where the FT4 is now considered a universal powder flow ... read more

An introduction to uniaxial testing - learn how to test powders reliably and cost-effectively

In a new online presentation Tim Freeman, Managing Director, Freeman Technology, introduces uniaxial powder testing; explaining the measurement methodology and presenting example data. Key features of the instrument and their potential benefits are discussed including the offline Consolidation Station, an accessory that significantly enhances the productivity of investigations into the ... read more

Why powder testing is a powerful tool for healthcare

In this thought leadership piece, Todd Mollner, Global Product Owner – Respiratory Powders, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), tells European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer about the important of powder testing in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Todd Mollner is an engineer with over a decade of experience working at the forefront of healthcare manufacturing. His role at GSK is ... read more

3D MicroPrint use the FT4 Powder Rheometer to push AM to its limits

3D MicroPrint GmbH (Chemnitz, Germany), a company pioneering the use of Additive Manufacturing (AM) to produce complex, micro-scale metal parts, is using the FT4 Powder Rheometer® from Freeman Technology (Tewkesbury, UK) to identify ultra-fine powders that will process efficiently. The company works with powders less than five microns in size ... read more

The importance of powder flow in 3D printing

In a recent interview with AZo Materials, Andrew Klein, Director of Research and Development at ExOne, discusses the importance of powder flow in 3D printing.

Founded in 2005, as a spin off from Extrude Hone Corporation, the ExOne Company is a global leader in binder jetting technology. They provide 3D ... read more