LPW Technology Ltd, a supplier of metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM), has released its most recent case study, ‘Vacuum versus non-vacuum melted gas atomised powders’.

‘It’s important to understand how the different melting techniques impact on the level of impurities, particularly oxygen and nitrogen, in the processed powders,’ said Dr Rob Deffley, LPW’s research & development manager. ‘This can have a detrimental effect on the microstructures and mechanical properties of the final products, affecting, among others, elongation, ultimate tensile strength (UTS) and rupture life. This case study was produced as a direct response to customers’ queries, and gives an insight into atomization processes for nickel-based superalloys.’

To access this latest case study, go here (pdf).

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