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Freeman Technology to Explain the Support for Better Powder Handling at Two UK Events in 2013

Experts from Freeman Technology will be explaining how multifaceted powder characterisation and dynamic powder testing can support better powder handling at two very different UK events in June and July 2013.

The company’s attendance at ‘Compaction Simulation Forum 2013’ (03 June , Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge) and ‘The International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing’ (09 July, The Nottingham Belfry, Nottingham) reflects the growing need for comprehensive powder characterisation in both traditional and emerging industries. Attendees will be able to catch a presentation or simply ask one of the Freeman Technology team for expert advice on how to characterise their powders.

Freeman Technology’s Operations Manager Jamie Clayton will be presenting new research at the compaction simulation conference, demonstrating how the FT4 Powder Rheometer® has been used successfully to investigate and rationalise die filling performance. A key feature of the instrument is its ability to quantify flow under forced and unconfined conditions. This enables the generation of insightful data for processes such as die filling where both of these conditions apply, at different stages.

The FT4 Powder Rheometer® delivers the precise powder flow property measurement needed for applications such as additive manufacturing/3D printing.

July’s conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing provides an opportunity to see the FT4 Powder Rheometer in action and learn more about how it supports layer-based technology researchers in monitoring and optimising powder performance for emerging 3D printing techniques. These applications demand exceptionally close control of powder behaviour making it valuable to access the reproducible and relevant powder testing that the FT4 provides.

Freeman Technology and Powder Rheometer are registered trademarks of Freeman Technology Ltd.

About Freeman Technology

Freeman Technology specialises in systems for measuring the flow properties of powders and has over a decade of experience in powder flow and powder characterisation. Expert teams provide detailed know-how alongside the company’s universal powder tester, the FT4 Powder Rheometer®.

The FT4 Powder Rheometer uses patented dynamic methodology, a fully automated shear cell and several bulk property tests to quantify powder properties in terms of flow and processability. Systems are installed around the world across many different industries. They deliver data that maximise process and product understanding, accelerating R&D and formulation towards successful commercialisation, and supporting the long term optimisation of powder processes.

Freeman Technology’s headquarters are in Gloucestershire, UK, with a wholly owned subsidiary in the USA and distribution partners in Canada, China, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. In 2007 the company received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation and in 2012 the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade

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