A single batch of titanium alloy powder was used over 38 builds using an AM250 additive manufacturing system. The powder and test parts was analysed for any changes in the chemistry and physical characteristics.
Production-orientated laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) machines increasingly feature multiple lasers to boost build rates. Overlapping fields of view enable these lasers to operate independently on separate parts, or to cooperate on single large components. Such flexible use of multiple lasers in close proximity to one another raises productivity and lowers part costs.