Whitepaper 2020: Mixing metal powders for 3D printing

The role of mixers in the economics of additive manufacturing

Before 3D printing can mature to a point of mainstream industrial adoption, there are a number of cost-efficiency obstacles to overcome.

For manufacturers using powder bed fusion techniques, the price of metal powders is among the most scrutinized system components when it comes to cost control measures. But producers of metal powders for 3D printing have their own cost-efficiency challenges to contend with.

For cost-effective powder bed fusion, mixing technology is one piece of the puzzle. High-performance mixing equipment can help producers of metal powders for 3D printing ensure high quality materials and greater product yield, as well as make a meaningful contribution to the development of innovative powder reconditioning techniques.

Download Whitepaper: Mixing metal powders for 3D printing

This whitepaper from amixon GmbH examines common cost-efficiency challenges for both manufacturers and powder producers in the additive manufacturing space, and explores the role sophisticated mixing technology can play in improving the economic viability of this revolutionary production method for companies along the entire AM production chain.

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What's inside?

  • Equipment, labor, and material as the central cost-drivers of AM for production companies
  • Why material costs are often subject to more scrutiny than other cost-drivers
  • The economics of metal powder production for 3D printing
  • High standards for powder morphology, rheology, and particle size distribution
  • The trouble with recycling and reconditioning metal powders
  • Powder processing technology and its role in producing metal powders