Freeman Technology, a Micromeritics company, are pleased to confirm that a number of educational webinars are now available to view on demand. The presentations cover several topics in the field of powder flow and powder characterization. They explore the importance of powder flowability across a range of industrial processes and highlights direct correlations between dynamic powder properties and process performance.
An Introduction to Powders
Powders are ubiquitous throughout industry with applications ranging from food and cosmetics to pharmaceuticals and ceramics. Understanding powder behavior is an essential precursor to efficient processing. “An Introduction to Powders” explains how and why powders behave the way they do, and how this impacts powder processing and characterization. It provides a valuable foundation for those with little prior knowledge of powders as well as being a useful resource for anyone looking to expand their understanding of the factors relevant to product development and processing performance.
Working with Powders
Whether as raw materials, intermediates or final products, powders are integral to a range of industrial processes. However, despite their ubiquity they continue to present challenges during product development, manufacturing, and quality assurance. Their physical properties can differ between suppliers; exhibit natural variation; be affected by environmental variation or processing. A good understanding of powder behavior is an essential foundation for optimizing production processes, developing a high-quality product and for selecting suitable powder characterization methods. This webinar introduces the challenges associated with predicting powder flowability and provides answers to the most frequently encountered powder processing issues throughout industry.
Using the FT4 Powder Rheometer® for Wet Granulation Applications
Granulation is a common unit operation in industries such food and pharmaceutical, yet accurate endpoint detection remains a challenge. In this webinar we examine the contribution that powder characterisation can make, highlighting the ability to accurately and reliably detect the transition from wet mass to granulate and robustly define endpoint. Quantifying this transition point, with a measure that is independent of scale, accelerates development, aids scale-up and ultimately optimizes production and quality.
Understanding Powders for Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) is a potentially transformative, highly efficient manufacturing technique. It involves ‘printing’ often intricate components to a tight specification by gradually building up powder layers which are then selectively fused together. This webinar evaluates why controlling the performance of the powders is critical for process efficiency and end product quality.
Please visit the Micromeritics website for more information on the range of material characterization solutions available.