Ford will highlight innovations that are transforming this critical area within the industry, as well as discuss the complexities of the AM process, and the potential of powder characterisation data to improve efficiency and diligence around cross contamination.

Highlighting the use of relevant powder testing, a typical production environment case study elucidates how cross contamination and foreign object detection can be identified and mitigated to reduce the risk of part failure.

The analytical data from this work will also be used to demonstrate LPW’s software solution for powder management, LPWPOWDERSOLVE. This package can be used to verify that powders meet performance specifications and identify contamination prior to powder use.