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We are known for our high-performance metal powders, but first and foremost Equispheres is a materials science engineering firm. Our deep knowledge of metallurgy and metal technology is what allows us to produce powders with the performance and properties we do. By sharing our research, insights and white papers we hope to help the entire industry advance faster and achieve more, sooner. Browse all available videos, papers and reports below or contact us for any specific queries or to talk to one of our Materials Science Experts.

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Trends in Metal Additive Manufacturing: The Importance of Powder

Transcript for: Trends in Metal Additive Manufacturing: The Importance of Powder Doug: Hello everyone, thanks for joining me. We are here today to talk about the importance of powder to metal additive manufacturing. I want to thank 3dpbm for being the sponsor for this event. 3dpbm is a platform that provides media, insight, and analysis …

Understanding the Factors Influencing Powder Spreadability For Laser Powder Bed Fusion

Download: Understanding the Factors Influencing Powder Spreadability For Laser Powder Bed Fusion E.R.L. Espiritu , J.A. Muniz Lerma , T. Turner , M.J. Conlon , D. Brouse and M. Brochu  Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University & Equispheres ABSTRACT Powder flow behaviour is an important aspect in powder-based additive manufacturing technology, which relies …

High-Performance Aluminum Powder: Fueling Metal AM Market Growth

A combination of market forces is driving the digital transformation of manufacturing. Manufacturers across many industries are challenged with accelerating and streamlining supply chains, redesigning products for faster assembly and lower weight, and reducing costs. To meet these market demands many manufacturers are adopting additive manufacturing (AM), which has transformed prototyping, to achieve similar results …

Whitepaper: The Problem With Additive Metal Manufacturing

The promise of additive manufacturing (AM) as a disruptive technology has been discussed in engineering circles for decades and promoted in the mainstream media for years. The benefits of AM – design freedom, weight savings, assembly simplification, economic batch size reduction – have all been achieved to some degree by those adopting the technology. However, …

Impact of Powder Size, Size Distribution and Morphology on Additive Manufacturing

Download: Impact of Powder Size, Size Distribution and Morphology on Additive Manufacturing Martin J. Conlon, Kamran Azari Equispheres Inc. ABSTRACT The morphology and consistency of metal powder feedstock has a profound impact on the quality, integrity and reliability of parts produced using additive manufacturing. Analysis and tests conducted using AlSi7Mg powder provided by various suppliers …