Size Guide


PowderRange ‘F’ Metal Powders ‘E’ Metal Powders

Particle size:

Typically ranges from 15-53 microns (μm), with an average particle size of around 30μm

Typically ranges from 45-106 microns (μm), with an average particle size of around 70μm


These powders are fine and provide excellent detail and surface finish

These powders are coarser and provide higher deposition rates compared to finer powders


‘F’ powders are suitable for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF)

‘E’ powders are suitable for Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (EB-PBF, EBM or EBAM) or Directed Energy Deposition (DED)

Example Machine Platforms:

 Renishaw, Aconity, Trumpf, EOS, etc…

 Arcam, BeAM, Optomec, FormAlloy, etc…

It's important to note that the ideal powder size may vary depending on the specific material and manufacturing process being used. Still unsure? Ask an expert.