Researchers successful in reducing spatter-induced defects in metal 3D printed parts

A team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have discovered a way of reducing defects in metal parts 3D printed via LPBF. By carefully controlling the ‘spatter’ of rogue material launched out of the powder melt track, the scientists were able to significantly reduce loose powder interaction with freshly fused material, increasing the […]