Fraunhofer IFAM to host short course on Powder Handling and Flow for AM this April

February 6, 2020

February 6, 2020

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM), Bremen, Germany, will deliver a short course on Powder Handling and Flow for Additive Manufacturing at its headquarters in Bremen, Germany, from April 22–23, 2020. The course is organised in cooperation with Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, Kent, UK. 

The course will be presented across two days and include the following topics:

  • Recycle and quality issues
  • Standards for AM Powders
  • Hoppers for storage and discharge
  • Flow patterns, principles of reliable flow
  • Powder flow properties
  • Description and control of powder properties
  • Powder flow measurements
  • Density measurements and particle morphology
  • Basic overview of powder evolution and quality loss
  • Control of flow properties
  • Segregation in processes
  • Particle aggregation
  • Powder electrostatics
  • Particle degradation

Further information and registration details for the course are available via Fraunhofer IFAM’s website.

The course will be held for a second time at Carpenter Additive’s facility in Widnes, Cheshire, UK, on July 15–16, 2020. Registration details for this course are available via the Carpenter Additive website.

February 6, 2020

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