The powder chain goes hand-in-hand with the AM processing chain. It is a reciprocal and interdependent relationship whereby powder properties impact on the processing characteristics (spreading, melting…) and where, in return, the processing steps and efficiency affect the powder characteristics.
This close intertwined relationship complicate the control of the AM process and can dramatically influence the final components properties or the recyclability efficiency of the powder.
So how do you prevent powder contamination or properties variations?
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