Development of inconel and steel powders for the metal additive manufacturing processing markets

Project Description

The Additive Manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) of metal components is performed commercially as a process where a laser sinters metal powder in a progressive manner to build up the final 3D component. In project the properties of metal powder will be characterised in detail and optimised for the metal additive manufacturing market. These include powder particle morphology, size, chemical composition, flow density, emissivity, and thermal conductivity. Relevant relations with final produced metal AM components will be derived from this project.

Internal Collaborators

Robert Groarke, Dermot Brabazon

External Collaborators

Funding Body

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnerships