08.12.2022 von Aileen Sammler

Material Characterization Solutions for Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing

New brochure available!

Powder metallurgy is a generic term that covers a range of processes for manufacturing metallic components from metal powders usually by first forming a dimensionally stable compact and then sintering it. The main processes include press and sinter, metal injection molding, hot or cold isostatic pressing and additive manufacturing.

Additive Manufacturing is a relatively new technique that permits local fusing of metal powders using a laser, electron beam, or by post-sintering adhesive bonded powders. There are a number of reasons for using a powder metallurgy process instead of a traditional process such as machining. These include significant cost savings, high dimensional accuracy, a good part to part reproducibility and a reduced waste, just to name a few advantages.



Malvern Panalytical and NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing offer a wide range of material characterization solutions for additive manufacturing. 

They help

  • ensure a consistent powder supply and prevent variations in product quality
  • identify suitable powders for machines with different spreader or rake designs
  • optimize atomization conditions to achieve desired powder properties
  • predict and optimize powder packing density and flow characteristics
  • ensure powders have the correct elemental composition and phase structure
  • investigate thermal stability
  • characterize debindering and sintering behavior
  • optimize melting and crystallization behavior
  • determine thermal diffusivity/thermal conductivity and specific heat capacity
Find your perfect solution and download our new brochure “Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing”:

This brochure gives an overview of the instruments NETZSCH and Malvern Panalytical can offer in the fields of powder metallurgy.

We also provide background information in metal powder manufacture, press and sinter, additive manufacturing, metal injection molding and isostatic pressing.