Collaborative R&D Project 2018

Precautions when Handling and Storing Metal Powders#

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How can powder be handled along the AM process chain in a responsible yet efficient way?

 

Challenge and Motivation

  • Powder must be handled different than conventional materials.
  • Powder handling and storage is essential with regard to operators health and safety.

Objective

  • Being able to set-up and safely run powder-based laser fusion machines within a production environment.
  • Highlight solutions and criteria to handle and store AM materials along the AM process chain.