Four Stories on Metals for Additive Manufacturing
Successful additive manufacturing with powdered metals demands understanding of the materials involved. The following articles offer insight:
- Material Differences
Additive manufacturing demands different thinking about the metal stock.
- Plasma Spheroidization Improves Quality of Metal Powder for AM
Plasma technology produces metal powders that are more spherical and provide better properties for additive manufacturing.
- Experiment Tests the Reusability of Titanium Powder
A study ran the same batch of powder through build after build, evaluating it each time. The results support the viability of AM for ongoing production.
- Case Studies of Multi-Material Manufacturing
Tools for injection molding, die casting and powder compaction all illustrate the potential to achieve greater part performance and manufacturing efficiency by blending workpiece materials through AM.
Bringing safety to the forefront helps to mitigate the risk of additive technology within a manufacturing environment.
New potential for mold tooling applications is reached with custom-designed materials for additive manufacturing.
High-end metal additive manufacturing relies on the perfect gas composition to create products that meet the required material properties. But gas such as argon is also key to metal powder production, storage and postprocessing.