Collaborative R&D Project 2018

Using Coarser Powder for SLM#

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How does the use of coarser powder in SLM influence the component and material properties?

 

Challenge and Motivation

  • Powder costs have a large share on component costs.
  • According to the state of the art grain size in the range 15-60 μm is used for SLM.

Objective

  • Production of coarser powder particles has potential for saving powder production costs.
  • Influence of coarser powder on component and material properties hast to be investigated.