Collaborative R&D Project 2016

Quality Criteria for Additive Manufacturing Powder

What are key quality criteria for AM powders?


Challenge and Motivation

  • Powder quality is highly relevant for additive manufacturing process results
  • Currently, there are no quantifiable key quality criteria or standards available for AM powders


  • Acquisition and analysis of different powders for Laser Metal Deposition (LMD)
  • LMD trials and analysis of deposited samples
  • Correlation of powder properties with process results
  • Development of a procedure for identification of quality criteria for powders