Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a rapidly growing industry that enables the production of complex and customized parts with ease. The industry requires high precision and accuracy in the manufacturing process to produce parts that meet specific requirements. Additive manufacturing is used in a wide range of applications, including aerospace, automotive, medical, and consumer products.
Metal powders are used as raw materials in additive manufacturing to produce metal parts. The powders are melted and fused together layer by layer to create complex geometries with high precision and accuracy. The process can produce parts with intricate designs and internal structures that would be difficult or impossible to create using traditional manufacturing techniques.
The ATO Lab Plus ultrasonic metal powder atomizer produces high-quality metal powders with controlled particle size, shape and purity. ATO metal powder is highly spherical, which improves flowability and packing density, resulting in higher part density and mechanical properties. In addition, ATO metal powders have high purity with low oxygen and nitrogen content, which reduces the formation of defects in the final part.
A wide range of alloys are used in additive manufacturing, including titanium alloys, nickel alloys, stainless steels, aluminum alloys, cobalt-chromium alloys, and copper alloys.
Examples of Metal powder
Metal powders can be used to create intricate and lightweight components for aircraft, rockets, and other aerospace applications, including heat shields and turbine blades.
Metal powders can be used to make parts for engines, transmissions, and other automotive components with better durability and performance.
Metal powders can be used to make complex, individualized medical implants with better biocompatibility and durability, such as dental implants, surgical instruments, and hip and knee replacements.
Molds, dies, and other tooling components, which are crucial for manufacturing processes and can be tailored to meet specific requirements, can be made using metal powders.
Metal powders can be used to create parts for energy storage and conversion systems with higher performance and efficiency, including batteries, fuel cells, and solar cells.
Jewelry with intricate designs and exceptional qualities, such as rings, necklaces, and earrings, can be made using metal powders.