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Metal powders in Additive Manufacturing: An exploration of sustainable production, usage and recycling

Sustainability has risen to the top of the global manufacturing agenda. Whilst metal AM has long been considered a green technology because of its net-shape capabilities, it is far from being a process absent of environmental impact.

Here, Martin McMahon explores how global efforts are being made to improve this through the use of more sustainable metal powders, combined with a greater focus on powder reuse and recycling. Inextricably linked to this are, of course, economic gains and, in terms of supply chain, national security benefits.

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Inside Wayland Additive: How innovation in electron beam PBF is opening new markets for AM

UK-based Wayland Additive is convinced that, when it comes to metal Additive Manufacturing, Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) has a bright future ahead. Whilst laser-based PBF is the most widely commercialised AM technology, it has inherent limitations that electron beam-based innovations such as Wayland’s NeuBeam process promise to overcome.

Rachel Park reports on how the technology could open up the AM market by enabling users of the Calibur3 machine to rapidly develop and commercialise a wider range of industrial materials.

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Metal AM: True metal Additive Manufacturing insight

At Metal AM, we cut out the hype, kill the buzzwords and clarify metal Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing technologies and industry trends. Since launching in 2015, we’ve worked to provide a platform for the sharing of experiences from the heart of the AM industry, helping to push the technology and its users towards success.

Metal AM magazine is your go-to authority to keep track of the fast-evolving metal Additive Manufacturing landscape. Offering quarterly issues, daily news and a twice-weekly newsletter, we help you to stay informed as the industry grows.

And it’s not just about keeping up to date: As AM technology evolves, we want our readers to truly understand it. That’s why we provide transparency and reliable information that empowers our readers to navigate this complex industry and make better, more informed decisions.

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Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Metal powders in Additive Manufacturing: An exploration of sustainable production, usage and recycling
  • Inside Wayland Additive: How innovation in electron beam PBF is opening new markets for AM
  • An end-to-end production case study: Leveraging data-driven machine learning and autonomous process control in AM
  • Consolidation, competition, and the cost of certification: Insight from New York’s AM Strategies 2024
  • Scandium’s impact on the Additive Manufacturing of aluminium alloys
  • AM for medical implants: An analysis of the impact of powder reuse in Powder Bed Fusion

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The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

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