Freeman Technology Inc

PO Box 2022
Wayne,  PA  19399

United States
  • Booth: 353

Freeman Technology, a Micromeritics company, specialises in systems for measuring the flow properties of powders and has over 15 years’ experience in powder flow and powder characterisation. The company invests significantly in R&D and applications development, and provides comprehensive support alongside its range of products. Expert teams guide and support users around the world in addressing their individual powder challenges, focusing on delivering the most relevant information for the process. The result is world-leading solutions that underpin process and product understanding, accelerate R&D and formulation towards successful commercialisation, and support the long term optimisation of powder processes. 

 Press Releases

  • Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of premium products for advanced material characterisation, today announced the acquisition of Freeman Technology. Freeman Technology specialises in providing instruments for the measurement of powder flow properties and other behavioural properties of powders. Freeman Technology, located in Tewkesbury, UK, manufactures instruments which deliver data to assist its customers in maximising process and product understanding, accelerating R&D toward formulation and commercialisation as well as supporting the optimisation of powder processes.

    “We are excited to welcome Freeman Technology to the Micromeritics family”, said Preston Hendrix, President of Micromeritics. “Not only does it expand our portfolio of products and solutions in high growth market segments where we are already active and have a large, global base of customers, but Freeman Technology’s strong scientific and applications focus is very much in line with the pre- and post-sales support customers have come to expect from Micromeritics”.

    Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology added, “We are excited about becoming a Micromeritics company, as they have penetration in complementary segments, global market coverage and the infrastructure to help us accelerate the growth we have established in our business since 2000. Our focus on providing the highest levels of customer support and application understanding is well aligned with the philosophy at Micromeritics.”

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  • 3D MicroPrint GmbH (Chemnitz, Germany), a company pioneering the use of Additive Manufacturing (AM) to produce complex, micro-scale metal parts, is using the FT4 Powder Rheometer®; from Freeman Technology (Tewkesbury, UK) to identify ultra-fine powders that will process efficiently. The company works with powders less than five microns in size to deliver components with cutting edge accuracy and resolution. The FT4 Powder Rheometer differentiates raw materials that exhibit the superior flow characteristics required for successful use of 3D MicroPrint’s Micro Laser Sintering (MLS) technology, for applications in the medical, semiconductor, aerospace, energy and chemical industries.

    ‘With MLS we are essentially pushing standard AM towards its performance limits,’ said Joachim Goebner, CEO at 3D MicroPrint. ‘To achieve precise control at the micro scale we spread powders in layers just a few microns thick before selectively fusing areas of the powder bed with a highly focused laser beam. The ultra-fine powders required typically behave quite differently to powders of > 25µm particle size. We therefore rely on the FT4 Powder Rheometer to identify materials which will perform effectively with our machines, with specified process parameters. Before we had the instrument selecting a suitable powder was essentially a matter of trial and error, a far less efficient approach.’

    MLS is a highly specialised form of Selective Laser Sintering with the capability to cost-effectively produce highly complex and bespoke micro size designs. In addition to supplying machines and powders for MLS, 3D MicroPrint runs a job shop to manufacture components and offers expert support for those looking to adopt the technology. The powder materials used, including titanium, stainless-steel and others, are all specified in terms of chemical purity, particle size distribution and particle shape. The FT4 Powder Rheometer enables the complementary measurement of dynamic flow properties which have been shown to correlate well with performance in AM processes.

    ‘All AM processes require powders with optimised properties, and MLS is particularly exacting because of the powders used and the depth of layers required,’ said Goebner. ‘Exemplary powder handling skills underpin our success and the FT4 Powder Rheometer is essential in this regard. By providing sensitive, accurate, highly relevant data the instrument directly supports all our activities, increasing the efficiency with which we apply MLS technology to meet customer requirements’.

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  • In a recent interview with AZo Materials, Andrew Klein, Director of Research and Development at ExOne, discusses the importance of powder flow in 3D printing.

    Founded in 2005, as a spin off from Extrude Hone Corporation, the ExOne Company is a global leader in binder jetting technology. They provide 3D printers, printed products and related services to help companies exploit and integrate 3D printing in their existing manufacturing operations. n 1996, ExOne obtained the license for the 3DP (three-dimensional printing) process developed at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) for metal and sand parts. Since then they have developed and commercialised systems and materials to optimally meet applications in the automotive, aerospace, heavy industry and energy sectors. Printing with sand, ceramic and metal powders are our core areas of expertise.

    In this interview, Andrew Klein discusses what powder testing technology, the FT4 Powder Rheometer® ExOne uses to assess every powder that they use.

    To read the interview in full please click here to visit the AZo Materials website.


  • FT4 Powder Rheometer
    FT4 Powder Rheometer, a universal powder flow tester, uses dynamic methodology, automated shear cells and bulk property tests to quantify the flow properties of powders....

  • The FT4 Powder Rheometer from Freeman Technology is a universal powder flow tester. It uses patented dynamic methodology, a fully automated shear cell (ASTM D7891) and several bulk property tests, including density, compressibility and permeability to quantify powder properties in terms of flow and processability.

    FT4 Powder Rheometers are installed around the world in a diverse range of industries including chemical, pharmaceutical, toners, foods, powder coatings, metals, ceramics, cosmetics and many others. They deliver data that maximize process and product understanding, accelerating R&D and formulation towards successful commercialization, and supporting the long term optimization of powder processes.

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