Category Archives: metal powders

Equispheres metal powders gets $5m boost from Lockheed Martin

American global aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin has invested $5 million in Canadian materials manufacturer Equispheres. The funds will enable the company to expand its powder products for additive manufacturing and cold spray processes, it also serves as an investment by Lockheed into Canada’s industrial technology sphere. Charles Bouchard, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Canada, […]

Höganäs launches additive manufacturing and MIM venture

Höganäs AB, the world’s largest producer of powdered metals, has developed a new product venture focused on the areas of additive manufacturing and Metal Injection Molding (MIM). Called Customization Technologies, the new area will be part of the Höganäs Industrial business, and has been created to meet recent demand for the technical development of AM and MIM […]

Höganäs launches additive manufacturing and MIM venture

Höganäs AB, the world’s largest producer of powdered metals, has developed a new product venture focused on the areas of additive manufacturing and Metal Injection Molding (MIM). Called Customization Technologies, the new area will be part of the Höganäs Industrial business, and has been created to meet recent demand for the technical development of AM and MIM […]

LPW Technology enters tantalum powder processing partnership for additive manufacturing

Tantalum, like metal 3D printing favourite titanium, has a high weight to strength ratio and excellent biocompatibility. Highly resistant to heat and chemically inert, the material can be difficult to work with in metal 3D printing processes, but also make it valuable to high stress applications. Global Advanced Metals (GAM) is a leading producer of tantalum […]

Aurora Labs commences development of additive Powder Production Unit for metal 3D printing

Aurora Labs (ASX:A3D) an Australian company that specializes in the development of metal 3D printers, has announced that it is developing a patent-pending Powder Production Unit (PPU). With the PPU, Aurora hopes to corner the market for additive alloys by producing materials at a price competitive to other commercial sellers. Producing up to 5 tonnes […]

Aurora Labs commences development of additive Powder Production Unit for metal 3D printing

Aurora Labs (ASX:A3D) an Australian company that specializes in the development of metal 3D printers, has announced that it is developing a patent-pending Powder Production Unit (PPU). With the PPU, Aurora hopes to corner the market for additive alloys by producing materials at a price competitive to other commercial sellers. Producing up to 5 tonnes […]

PyroGenesis eliminates tungsten contamination in metal additive powders

PyroGenesis, a manufacturer of spherical metal powders using patented plasma processes, has announced that its additive manufacturing materials are officially free-from tungsten. Known as “the Devil particle,” tungsten is a contaminant of metal powders, causing imperfections and concurrent weakness in a 3D printed part. Tungsten contamination has caused catastrophic part failures in the past, and is a […]

Sandvik invests $25 million in materials for metal 3D printers

The metal powders for additive manufacturing market continues to see increased competition in a new move from high-technology engineering group Sandvik (SAND:SS). Sandvik has announced plans to open a specialist additive manufacturing materials production plant in Sweden. The 200 million SEK ($25 million USD) facility will focus on the mining and production of fine metal powders made from titanium […]

Pyrogenesis and Rolls Royce sign NDA, CEO warns against “premature conclusions”

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. has signed a non-disclosure agreement with Rolls Royce PLC to evaluate and discuss a potential supply of metal feedstock for 3D printing components. The preliminary agreement follows Rolls Royce’s increased investment into additive manufacturing R&D across its businesses, and PyroGenesis’ move into refined metal powder production under its spin-off PyroGenesis Additive. More […]

LPW to optimize metal 3D printing materials as chair at Lancaster University

Supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, LPW Technology has launched a research chair in “Alloy and microstructure design for additive layer manufacturing” at Lancaster University in the UK. Under the direction of Pedro Rivera, the professorship will mine the dynamic potential of powdered metal materials, creating high-performance alloys that resist sensitivities common to conventional powders. High […]