Case studies

Click on the case studies below to read more about a range of studies undertaken to understand how AM metal powders and machine parameters can affect final build, and the environmental effects on AM powder composition.

Case-Study | In718 metal powder cost vs reduced cost per part

Demonstrating the confidence in reusing In718 AM metal powder through repeat builds with the commercial benefit

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Case study | The impact of metal powder variability on AM build quality

LPW has conducted a study to evaluate the impact of metal powder variability during the Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) process. A series of density cubes were built from three different batches of AlSi10Mg using different atomising conditions. Nine cubes were built across a range of AM processing parameters, varying beam velocity and beam offsets.

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Case Study | Maraging Steel: The effects of alloy chemistry on processability

LPW's applications engineers analyse and resolve issues with mechanical properties in M300 built parts

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Case Study | Porosity – Powder or process derived?

Understanding the sources and impact of porosity in AM

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Case study | Nitrogen vs argon atomisation of 17-4 PH stainless steel

How AM atomisation methods affect final mechanical properties

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Case study | Vacuum vs non-vacuum melted gas atomised powders

Vacuum vs non-vacuum melted gas atomised powders

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Case Study | The metal powder processing window

Metal powder response to AM processing conditions.

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Case study | Plasma Spheroidisation

Plasma Spheroidisation for improved metal powder flow and packing properties.

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Case study | Laser size diffraction

Laser size diffraction for LPW 316 powder.

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Case study | Evolution of oxygen content

Evolution of oxygen content in Ti-6Al-4V grade 23 powder samples.

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Case study | Root Cause Analysis

Using LPW’s lab to rapidly complete a Root Cause Analysis of Powder Contamination.

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Technical library

Information about the standard Additive Manufacturing powders provided by LPW Technology.


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Powder production

An explanation of common powder production methods and their main advantages and disadvantages.

Research & development

Details of the pioneering programmes of collaborative research LPW Technology is working on with partner organisations.