Additive manufacturing powder expertise to be showcased at AMPM

6th June 2017
Peter Smith

Renishaw has said it will present its latest findings in additive manufacturing metal powder re-use at the fourth annual AMPM (Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy) conference 2017 - Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas between June 13th-15th.Lucy Grainger, from Renishaw's additive manufacturing team, will deliver a talk in the powder recycling track on Wednesday June 14th at 2.15pm.

In her presentation, she will discuss why it is important to understand the effects of metal powder re-use in laser powder-bed fusion AM. Lucy will explore the process factors that can lead to changes in the powder's chemical or physical properties, supported with experimental data from investigations using titanium alloy powder.

This year's show is co-located with Powdermet 2017, an international conference on powder metallurgy and particulate materials. The conference is sponsored by the Metal Powders Industries Federation (MPIF), a not-for-profit association dedicated to advancing the interest of the metal powder producing and user industries.

The conference focusses on metal additive manufacturing with powder metallurgy, and features industry experts presenting the latest developments in the field. This includes technical talks on materials, applications, technical barriers, process economics and new developments.

“In laser powder-bed fusion AM, consistent and reliable metal powder characteristics are essential,” explained Lucy Grainger, Product Marketing Engineer at Renishaw. “The exact extent to which metal powder can be changed physically and chemically still needs to be defined and understood.

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