What exactly is 3D-printed metal powder material?
Powder for 3D printing of metal
It must be able to meet strict requirements regarding fine particle size, distribution of particle sizes, fluidity and loose density. Most 3D printers currently use metal powders such as stainless steel and aluminium alloy. Engineering technology’s largest and most valuable metal is the iron base alloy. It is used primarily for the formation of complex structures. AlSi12Mg and AlSi10Mg are two of the main aluminium alloys that can be used to 3D print metal parts. Aluminium silicon 12, a light addition, is used to create metal powders of good thermal properties. Combining silicon with magnesium gives aluminium alloy a higher strength and stiffness. This makes it ideal for applications that have good thermal properties and thin walls. Aluminium alloy with low weight is a popular industry non-ferrous metal structure material. This aluminum alloy has low density and high specific strengths, which are comparable or even better to steel. 3D printing with aluminium alloy can produce parts that are compact and precise, according to research. It has mechanical properties that are similar to, or even superior to castings. The quality of the parts can be improved by as much as 22% over traditional processes, while its price can be cut by up to 30%.
How can you 3d print metal powders?
The fundamental aspect of powder metalurgisty is the manufacturing of metal powder. You can prepare metal powders in a variety of ways, including reduction, electrolysis and carbonyl decomposition. There are four main methods to produce metal powders: solid reduction, electrolysis chemical and atomization. To produce elemental metal particles, most companies use reduction and electrolysis methods. These methods aren’t suitable for making alloy powders. The atomization technique tends to override this problem. It is used by manufacturers to create alloy powder.
Performance requirements of 3D printing metal powder
Primarily, ceramic inclusions of low purity will reduce performance. Also, they have high melting points and make it difficult to sinter. Powder must not contain ceramic inclusions. Also, it is important to control the nitrogen and oxygen content. The atomization process is the main method of powder preparation for metal 3D printing. This powder is easily oxidized because it has a high specific area. Customers with special requirements for aerospace or other applications have higher standards. This indicator includes the following: The oxygen content of high temperature alloy powders is 0.006% to 0.018%; that of titanium powder is 0.007% to 0.013% and that of stainless powder is 0.010% to 0.025%. Powder flowability is directly related the fluidity. Fluidity can be affected by the size of the powder particles and their distribution. Particle density will affect how uniform the particle shapes are. Also, the percentage of very fine powder within the mixture will influence the fluidity. When the relative density increases, so does the powder fluidity. The powder fluidity will also decrease if water and gas are adsorbed to the particle surface.
The price of powdered 3d-printed metal material
Material particle size and purity can affect 3d printed powder’s prices. The purchase volume may also impact the powder’s costs. Large quantities of powder will result in a lower price. Our company website has the prices for 3D-printed metal powder material.
Powder material for 3D printing of metal
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