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 are Tool Steels?
Tool Steels in powder form for AM deliver wear resistance for use in fixtures, jigs, dies and molds. Powders are available in multiple grades in the M, D and T series of tool steels, as well as certain grades of maraging steels.