Steady state flow of powders is a crucial concept to investigate the powders’ strength and flow properties. This state is defined as a continuous deformation of the material without volume change while the stresses at the specimen’s boundaries remain constant. Recent investigations have shown that this state, especially for cohesive powders, is not always as constant as it should be by definition. This paper presents experimental and numerical work, both for cohesive and non-cohesive powders. The experimental part focuses on the use of different control strategies, leading to steady state flow of different quality. Differences between steady state flow for cohesive and non-cohesive powders are shown.