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Equispheres to host additive manufacturing webinar on advanced metal powders

On June 29, design engineers are invited to learn how additive manufacturing can achieve print speeds and part quality that make it competitive with traditional production methods.

June 17, 2021  by CM Staff

OTTAWA — Equispheres Inc. is inviting design engineers and manufacturing specialists at automotive, aerospace and defense companies to hear how the right feedstock can improve performance and quality in metal additive manufacturing during a webinar on June 29 (11 a.m. ET). Evan Butler-Jones, Director of Applications Engineering for Equispheres, will discuss the critical properties of aluminum powders and cutting-edge build rates for powder bed fusion.

“Increasing productivity in metal additive manufacturing will accelerate the widescale adoption of the technology in manufacturing,” says Butler-Jones. “As the technology matures, it is becoming increasingly evident that the feedstock used in laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) is a limiting factor.”

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Participants will learn how to improve aluminum L-PBF productivity by leveraging the attributes of Equispheres’ proprietary metal powder.

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Topics include:

  • The impact of powder properties on L-PBF process stability
  • Key considerations for achieving productivity increases without sacrificing quality
  • Achievable print speeds with different classes of L-PBF machines

Equispheres’ spherical powder can purportedly print up to four times faster than traditional powders and achieve cost reductions of 50%, enabling 3D printing to compete economically with conventional manufacturing processes.