Powder Storage

Maintaining Powder Quality and Value with ADDvance powder cabinet
Specially developed cabinet to retain the quality of sensitive metal powders by protecting them against ambient air and humidity, making them less prone to contamination and material degradation
Protecting Powders Against Air and Humidity

Just as the choice of gas in 3D printing chambers greatly influences the microstructure and physical properties of printed parts, so too does the atmosphere used to handle and store metal powders such as copper, titanium and aluminum.

Our ADDvance® powder cabinet helps to retain the quality and value of AM metal powders by protecting sensitive substances against ambient air and humidity, making them less prone to contamination and material degradation while also improving safety for operators.

Hermetically Shielding AM Metal Powder

Given the significance of the metal powder feedstock, proper and precise control and handling of these valuable substances is not to be underestimated. Metal powders that are not shielded from the ambient atmosphere can absorb humidity and oxidize due to the oxygen present in the surrounding air. This leads to an overall deterioration of product quality. Material degradation is almost impossible to correct within the subsequent AM/3D printing process and can lead to the costly wasting of powder or, even worse, time-consuming and expensive reworking.

ADDvance powder cabinet: Taking Metal Powder Storage to a Higher Level

The ADDvance powder cabinet is a breakthrough in metal powder storage technology. It provides accurate environmental/atmospheric control by not only hermetically shielding the AM metal powder from environmental contamination hazards, but also by constantly measuring and correcting the moisture level in the storage cabinet. Instead of flooding the storage atmosphere with clean gas like common metal powder containers do, only the exact amount of gas needed is used. This technical innovation provides our customers with the latest in analytical and control technology, helping to save precious resources and keep costly post-processing to a minimum.

ADDvance powder cabinet: Benefits at a Glance
  • Consistent and specified powder quality thanks to sophisticated atmospheric analysis/control technology
  • Extended storage time for valuable powders
  • Less waste as a result of non-utilized powder
  • Reduced consumption of new powder
  • Easy handling with efficient, customized gas supply schemes
  • Enhanced safety for operators

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