||Additive manufacturing of metals through different processes have potential to revolutionize the way we repair existing and make new components envisioned for wide range of applications. In the deployment of the above AM processes, the production and characterization of quality powders is often taken for granted. Although, many of the powder making principles and technologies exist, the science and technology of characterization, as well as, recycling methodologies are still evolving.
The purpose of this symposium is to review various technologies that have been established for the powder metallurgy industry and also discuss emerging methods that consider specific process flow associated with direct energy deposition, powder bed processing and binder jet printing. The scope will include the following topics:
(a) Specific alloy design rule for manufacturing of powders for wide range of AM processes
(b) Gaps in existing methods for characterization of (e.g. size, shape, chemistry, phase) of powders
(c) New methods to meet the gaps in traditional methods of powder characterization
(d) Role of powder characteristics with respect to additive manufacturability
(e) Methods to ensure the consistent and reliable powder characte