Which properties are important when assessing polymer powders for Laser Sintering? Enrico Gallino discusses Characterization Tools for Evaluating Polymer Powders for Laser Sintering. As additive manufacturing (AM) transitions from the fabrication of prototypes to production of end-use parts, understanding the powder properties required to reliably produce high quality parts is critical. Achieving optimal quality not only relies on the right process parameters but also the properties of feedstocks. In the case of laser sintering, polymer powders are a commonly used raw material. Controlling quality by suitable characterization of polymer powders is key to the successful application of the technique as well as growing the range of materials that can be successfully processed.
Join our guest speaker, Enrico Gallino, Material Specialist at Ricoh UK, as he discusses methodologies for AM powder characterization and the benefits of evaluating relevant properties. Original Air Date 06/02/20.