• Publication Date: 01/01/2019
  • Author(s):
    Hayes, Nick
  • Organization(s):
    Volkmann USA
  • Article Type: Technical Articles
  • Subjects: Loading, unloading, Pneumatic conveying, Safety
As this new technology matures, additive manufacturing will create some serious safety and efficiency issues for those handling dense metal powders.

The advent of additive manufacture, or 3D printing as it’s commonly known, has led to the requirement for safe handling of dense metal powders in environments where there’s typically little experience dealing with particulate material transport and containment and the accompanying difficulties. This article discusses ways that vacuum transport can help alleviate some of those potential problems.

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