Powder manufacturers, powder reprocessors and users of additive manufacturing (AM) all share the need to optimise powders for superior print performance. Strategies for improving performance range from changing atomisation conditions to the application of proprietary rejuvenation processes but successful application relies on being able to robustly evaluate impact. Powder testing can be extremely cost-efficient, relative to a print trial, when it comes to addressing the critical issue of whether a proposed processing step or strategy delivers a worthwhile gain.
A new application note, ‘Applications of the FT4 Powder Rheometer in Additive Manufacturing -Part 2’, now available from Freeman Technology, draws together studies that illustrate the application of the FT4 within this context. Experimental data from the case studies below, show how the instrument can relevantly quantify the impact of processing strategies to support the optimisation of AM powders.
- Assessing the Impact of Gas Atomisation Conditions
- Assessing the Impact of Powder Re-use
- Assessing Options for Powder Rejuvenation
To access ‘Applications of the FT4 Powder Rheometer in Additive Manufacturing – Part 1’ please click here.