PowderFlow test kit from LPW Technology can identify which metal 3D printing powders are causing failed prints

PowderFlow test kit from LPW Technology can identify which metal 3D printing powders are causing failed prints

UK additive manufacturing powder company LPW Technology Ltd has published a laboratory service datasheet on Carney Flow testing, a process used to confirm consistency between metal powder batches and to assist investigation of failed 3D prints. The company sells a flow testing kit called PowderFlow. Lots of powder production companies claim to offer the best solutions for metal 3D printing, with the word “flowability” bandied around a lot. And with good reason too: flowability, the rate at which a powder flows (into the 3D printer), can indeed speed up and improve the 3D printing process. However, it’s often quite […]

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