Rapid prototyping

Gas atomized metal powder specially designed for additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) for applications within, for example, the aerospace, medical and rapid tooling areas.

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Particle size distribution

Powder for additive manufacturing

Osprey® metal powder for additive manufacturing (3D printing, rapid prototyping) is available in a wide range of particle size distributions that are tailored to the individual additive manufacturing systems. They can also be tailored to the particular requirements of the end application, both in terms of mechanical performance and surface finish.

Graph showing particle size distributions

Typical particle size distributions for additive manufacturing
Process technology Size (µm)
Binder jetting ≤ 16, ≤ 22, ≤ 32, ≤ 38, ≤ 45
Laser - Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) 15 to 53 and 10 to 45
Electron beam - Powder Bed Fusion (E-PBF) 45 to 106
Direct Energy Deposition (DED) 53 to 150

Tailor-made particle size distributions are available on request. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

Powder characteristics

Osprey® metal powder for additive manufacturing (3D printing, rapid prototyping) is characterized by a spherical morphology and high packing density, which confer good flow properties. For powder bed processes these are essential when applying fresh powder layers to the bed to ensure uniform and consistent part build.

For blown powder processes good flow ensures uniform build rates. Tight control of the particle size distribution also helps ensure good flowability. Low oxygen powders result in clean microstructures and low inclusion levels in the finished parts.


All Osprey® metal powders are supplied with a certificate of analysis containing information on the chemical composition and particle size distribution. Information on other powder characteristics is available upon request.


A wide range of different packaging sizes are available.
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