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 Nickel Alloys?
Nickel Alloys are typically used in AM applications for jet turbines, gas turbines, in the oil and gas industry, in pressure vessels and for chemical-processing components. Available alloys in powder form include the superalloys Inconel 625 and 718.