Mr Phutela, Researcher, has been working in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM) since 2017. He holds an MSc. degree in “Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing” from the University of Nottingham (UON, UK). He also worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for AM (UON, UK), during which he researched novel methodologies to prepare new powder feedstock for LPBF. Using all his experience and knowledge in the field of AM both in academic and industrial context, his current research is dedicated towards preparation, characterisation, and sustainable re-use of blended metal powder feedstock for AM.