This article describes the methods for determining the flow rate of metal powders. It examines the factors affecting flow rate, apparent density, and angle of repose of metal powders. The article reviews the frictional properties, cohesive strength, tap density, and compressibility of metal powders. It explains the mechanisms of powder segregation. The article provides information on green strength and springback value of rectangular test bar. It concludes with a discussion on the chemical composition of metal powders.