The cost of metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM) is high and contributes an appreciable proportion to the manufactured cost of printed components.
While the capital investment associated with a printer is committed, and progressively offset over time, feedstock costs attract ongoing scrutiny.
Regular usage is a constant reminder that metal powder supplies attract a high price, particularly when compared to the price of the solid material (bar stock) and highlights the need to extract maximum performance from a feed.
In a recent article, we discuss the below:
- A price worth paying?
- Optimising powder performance
Read our recent guest blog with TCT Magazine in full here – ‘Can better storage and pre-treatment enhance additive manufacturing metal powder performance?’.
You can also learn more about the importance of powder flow in additive manufacturing here - /applications/additive-manufacturing.