Inert Gas

A gas that does not chemically react with other substances. Most commonly Nitrogen and Argon. Can be made from an element (noble gasses) or a compound of several elements. Used in additive manufacturing to create an atmosphere in the build chamber or inside a material storage container that is free from oxygen to avoid oxidation, including fire and explosions. Highly reactive powdered materials like titanium and aluminum require Argon.

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