Edinburgh, United Kingdom – This simulation models over 8 million particles of less than 0.3mm in size. Large amounts of tiny particles are common in Additive Manufacturing applications. This video shows powder raking and how EDEM tools can be used to analyze voidage, particle orientation and number of contacts at different time steps. Similar simulations can guide the design and optimization of the powder rake and its speed.
Bolton, United Kingdom – Heating bulk solids can pose a significant challenge to process engineers. Often the material itself is a poor thermal conductor, and excessive heat may be applied which risks damaging the material. Solids handling equipment maker, Ajax Equipment, has found a solution to the problem.