Best Practice in Powder Management


Delivered by our expert Materials Quality engineering team, this face-to-face course will provide you with a comprehensive powder management framework you can apply to your organisation.

Is this course for you?

  • Do you manage a team that works (or will work) with metal powders?
  • Are you considering bringing powder-based additive technologies into your organisation and need to know how to set up a powder management strategy?
  • Are you looking to improve your current powder-related documentation, protocols or traceability systems?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, this course is for you.

Delivery Face to Face

Duration 1 Day
Cost £450 +VAT
Location Coventry
Level Intermediate

Target Audience

This course is aimed at senior engineers, managers, business owners.

Learning Objectives

  • Justify the rationale behind implementing a powder management system and outline what can happen without a strategy in place.
  • Outline best-practice H&S documentation and management strategies.
  • Correctly map the powder lifecycle from procurement to disposal.
  • Apply best-practice powder management strategies to each stage of the powder’s journey.
  • Identify effective methods for organisation, gaining buy-in, and achieving your desired outcomes.

Course Content


  • Case Studies to provide context

Health and Safety

  • How to implement e.g. documentation to demonstrate process adherence
  • Safe System of Work, record retention, document register

Powder lifecycle

  • Procurement
  • Validation on arrival
  • Storage / quarantine
  • Release into production
  • Production (use, recycling, top-up, waste, sampling and testing)
  • Return to storage
  • Disposal
  • Shipping
  • Monitoring and record keeping throughout

Best Practice:

  • Procurement
  • Validation
  • Storage / quarantine
  • Release into production
  • Production
  • Return to storage
  • Disposal
  • Shipping
  • Monitoring and record keeping

Process Development

  • Techniques for process development and implementation
  • Gaining buy-in