The efficiency of powder bed additive manufacturing processes and the quality of finished components is largely dependent on the flow behavior and packing density of the metal powders used. Particle size and shape directly influence these properties and hence are important quality parameters for assessing and grading powders for use in the process.

In this webinar we discuss the importance of particle size and shape in terms of packing behavior and processing and how these parameters can be measured using Laser Diffraction and Morphological Imaging respectively.