Application Note: Optimizing Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing
23 October 2017
Additive manufacturing is ‘the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies such as machining’. Identifying analytical tools that can be used to reliably set specifications for AM metal powders to validate quality and manage their use is vital. In this white paper, Malvern Instruments reviews the key processes used in AM and how they determine the requirements of metal powders for this application.