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2021 Archive

13
Apr
2021
Applying advanced powder testing - screw feeders
Applying advanced powder testing - screw feeders

In a series of three articles with Process Industry Informer we examine case studies that are applying advanced powder testing in industrial applications. Firstly, we examine screw feeding.

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06
Apr
2021
Relating powder property measurements to efficient equipment selection

Our recent article in Powder & Bulk Engineering describes three case studies where multifaceted powder characterization was critical to determining the right process equipment.Read More

30
Mar
2021
Quantifying powder caking using the FT4 Powder Rheometer

Determining the precise conditions which minimise the potential for caking requires a comprehensive understanding of the changes in flow properties that occur as a consequence.Read More

23
Mar
2021
Evaluating consolidation using the FT4 Powder Rheometer

In this study, a selection of ten powders, used in a range of industries, were assessed. Two methods were then used to assess the impact of different types of consolidation.Read More

16
Mar
2021
Exploring correlations between particle properties and flow behavior

The mechanisms that govern powder flowability are complex and create an ongoing challenge in predicting and controlling flow behavior.Read More

02
Mar
2021
Powder testing boosts catalyst manufacture

Haldor Topsoe has applied powder characterisation, using the FT4 Powder Rheometer, to enhance design protocols for catalyst manufacturing equipment and improve raw material choice.Read More

23
Feb
2021
Is there a reliable way to assess the physical impact of powder re-use?

For many applications, AM is not economically viable without powder re-use. Powder bed fusion and binder jetting processes both have low ‘per pass’ incorporation rates and simply disposing of the resi...Read More

09
Feb
2021
Using uniaxial powder testing to optimise high shear wet granulation

Uniaxial Unconfined Yield Strength (uUYS) can be used to assess and rank powder flowability for a wide range of powder handling processes in various industries, including Chemical, Food, Construction ...Read More

26
Jan
2021
Understanding powders whitepaper

Over the 20 years that Tim Freeman (Managing Director of Freeman Technology) has been working with powders, significant advances have been made in powder testing technology and in the efficiency of po...Read More

12
Jan
2021
Does your powder cake or crust? Freeman Technology releases new experimental work exploring the mechanisms of caking.

A new peer-reviewed paper from Freeman Technology highlights the unique value of dynamic powder testing for the elucidation of caking mechanisms, focusing on non-homogeneous caking or crusting.Read More

06
Jan
2021
Can better storage and pre-treatment enhance additive manufacturing metal powder performance?

The cost of metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM) is high and contributes an appreciable proportion to the manufactured cost of printed components.Read More