In a series of articles on LinkedIn, Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology, draws on over 20 years of experience in the industry and has looked at variables that can impact powder behaviour. Continuing with the series of assessing some traditional powder testing tools within the context of modern requirements for information, Tim looks at reproducible powder testing.
Reproducibility, measurement sensitivity and the usefulness of an analysis are inextricably linked. If a technique or instrument exhibits poor reproducibility then measurements are ‘noisy’, so only gross trends or differences can be detected. For industries working with increasing precision to rigorously optimise the performance of processes and products, poor reproducibility becomes increasingly limiting. In powder testing, achieving the required level of reproducibility is especially challenging, but is now essential.
Take a look here at the article here – ‘Reproducible Powder Testing’.