Sourcing high-quality metal powder for 3D printers is a hassle for most companies. A lack of innovation in the market means businesses often have to go through many intermediaries to get the metal powders they need. KBM’s direct business model makes metal powder accessible for every business, no matter how large or small.
The purity of powdered metal can make all the difference for laser powder bed fusion. That’s why KBM acts as an inventory bridge between manufacturers of all sizes and industry-leading metal powder producers. When you order from KBM, you’ll even receive a certification ensuring the authenticity of the metal powder.
KBM removes the uncertainty that comes with ordering from multiple suppliers with a simple, transparent system. All users have to do to order multiple premium powders for 3D printers is create an account. Our intelligent system allows users to track orders and ship to multiple addresses.
We believe that a lack of materials shouldn’t keep you from innovating, and our lower minimum order quantities help businesses of every size to raise the bar. If you have questions, feel free to contact us. We also maintain a detailed FAQ for general queries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which are the most commonly used metal powders for 3D printers?
Stainless steel, titanium, and aluminum are the most commonly used powders for 3D printing. Stainless steel is used in a wide variety of industries due to its strength, durability, and corrosion resistance. Titanium is preferred for aerospace and medical tools due to its strength and biocompatibility, whereas aluminum has applications in automotive and aerospace due to its low weight.
How is powder for 3D printers made?
Powders for most 3D printing techniques are created through a process known as gas atomization. This method ensures that the powder is of high purity with an even size distribution, high density, and minimal deformities for error-free printing.
Can 3D printing powder be reused?
Yes, for 3D printing techniques like laser powder bed fusion, the leftover powder can be recycled for reuse, However, depending on its properties, it may degrade over time. Check out KBM’s condensate recycling program which makes it easier and more cost-efficient to recycle your 3D printing waste.
Which materials can be used for powder bed fusion?
Stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, nickel, and cobalt-chromium alloys are some of the materials that can be used for powder bed fusion but the one you choose will depend on your specific use case. Explore our range to order now!