There is growing evidence that the dynamic powder characterisation offered by the FT4 Powder Rheometer is essential when it comes to specifying powders for optimising 3D printing applications.
In a recent interview, Andrew Klein, Director of R&D at ExOne, a global leader in binder jetting technology, discusses the challenges of specifying powders for 3D printing. He explains how ExOne relies on dynamic powder properties, along with other parameters such as particle size, to reliably identify metal powders that will print well, assess new suppliers and to optimise use of the company’s printers.
This experience is echoed by that of 3D MicroPrint GmbH, a company that develops Micro Laser Sintering processes to print precision, micro-scaled components. Click here to learn more about the importance dynamic powder testing for those pushing additive manufacturing to its limits.