At formnext, one of the most elaborate and striking displays of additive manufacturing products and services, from 15 to 18 November 2016 manufacturers of machines, materials and software solutions presented their products. Most major companies in 3D printing and AM were present, and many had very large and impressive exhibits. If the event had a theme, it was metal additive manufacturing.
In processes such as direct metal deposition the quality of the applied methods depends to a large extent on the precise powder feed. Here powder feeder Flowmotion from Medicoat could prove its strengths. The powder material, which is stored under inert gas conditions, is supplied to the burner for uniform material application by the device via the oscillating conveying channel and follower systems.