Granutools – Additive Manufacturing Process Optimisation Workflow

January 9, 2017
Granutools - Workflow for process optimization  Granutools is proud to introduce the revolutionary workflow for the process optimization of 3D printing. The workflow is essential for parts producers, 3D printer manufacturers and powder companies. The workflow consists of the unique combination of the following three instruments for AM processs optimization.   Workflow = GranuDrum + GranuPack + GranuCharge Which Flowmeter for powder-bed-based additive manufacturing? In SLS...
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Which Flowmeter for Powder-Bed-Based Additive Manufacturing?

January 9, 2017
Powder Additive Manufacturing Selective Laser Sintering In SLS (selective laser sintering), SLM (selective laser melting) and EBM (electron beam melting) techniques, successive thin layers of powder are created with a ruler or with a rotating cylinder. Each layer is partially sintered or melted with an energy beam (laser or electron beam). The layer thickness defines the vertical resolution. Therefore, a thin layer leads to a better resolution. In order to obtain a thin layer, the...
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GranuTools instruments range for powder flowability measurement: The basic principles

December 23, 2016
Selected geometries Different flow geometries are available to evaluate the rheological properties of a powder or a granular material. A consortium of French research groups called GDR Midi has studied these geometries carefully. In their publication dedicated to dense granular flows [1], the different geometries are analyzed: plane shear, annular shear, vertical-chute flows, inclined plane, heap flow, and rotating drum. Among these powder flow instruments, GranuTools has selected three...
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