While AM sets standards in the realization of products, many process steps are still manual, incl. loading powder exposing employees to particulate matter. Vacuum conveying can help to protect people, the product and the environment. The use of metal powders poses challenges, from the high bulk density to the relatively small quantities, long process and low active conveying times. Piab will present how vacuum conveying can be integrated into the AM process taking the specific challenges of metal powder into consideration.