What are Metal Powders?
Metal Powders for additive manufacturing, available in numerous alloys including those of aluminum, titanium and nickel, must be of consistent size and shape, as high-quality closely packed, spherical particles of similar size are critical in order to achieve optimum material flow rates and object density. For optimum performance, metal powders for AM are manufactured using gas or plasma atomization.
What is Cobalt-Chrome?
Cobalt-Chrome powders (Stellite, for example), originally developed for aircraft engines and heat-resistant materials, also provide excellent strength and toughness, and wear and corrosion resistance. In AM, these powders find use in gas turbines and other high-temperature applications, as well as in medical and dental applications.