Canadian PM producer Equispheres has published an online whitepaper focusing on the importance of feedstock powder properties in additive manufacturing (AM).

The whitepaper reportedly outlines nine measurable factors that can influence metal AM printing speed, part strength, reliability, consistency and overall end part quality.

‘The additive manufacturing industry has long understood that certain bulk characteristics of the feedstock powder such as flowability and packing density have an impact on the mechanical performance of the printed part,’ says Doug Brouse, VP of strategic partnerships at Equispheres. ‘But what has not been clear is how much these bulk features matter, and precisely what specific powder particle properties are required to achieve them.’

The whitepaper is available here.

This story uses material from Equispheres, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.