Click on the case studies below to read more about a range of studies undertaken to understand how AM metal powders and machine parameters can affect final build, and the environmental effects on AM powder composition.
LPW has conducted a study to evaluate the impact of metal powder variability during the Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) process. A series of density cubes were built from three different batches of AlSi10Mg using different atomising conditions. Nine cubes were built across a range of AM processing parameters, varying beam velocity and beam offsets.
LPW’s applications engineers analyse and resolve issues with mechanical properties in M300 built parts
Understanding the sources and impact of porosity in AM
How AM atomisation methods affect final mechanical properties
Vacuum vs non-vacuum melted gas atomised powders
Metal powder response to AM processing conditions.
Plasma Spheroidisation for improved metal powder flow and packing properties.
Evolution of oxygen content in Ti-6Al-4V grade 23 powder samples.
Using LPW’s lab to rapidly complete a Root Cause Analysis of Powder Contamination.
Metal AM – IN718 powder cost vs reduced cost per part
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An explanation of common powder production methods and their main advantages and disadvantages.
Research & development
Details of the pioneering programmes of collaborative research LPW Technology is working on with partner organisations.