Spherical powder supplier Tekna plans to showcase its TekSphero-15 machine at Powdermet in San Diego and the Rapid 3D printing show in Long Beach, U.S.A.

The machine has been designed to convert any powder, including sponge, spray-dried, crushed, and atomized, into dense spheres, making it suitable for additive manufacturing.

According to the company, the  technology is suitable for spheres of titanium, aluminum, nickel, tungsten, molybdenum, zirconium, platinum, tungsten carbide and silicon dioxide, amongst others. 

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