Additive Manufacturing and other Powder Metallurgical Processes: H.C. Starck’s Broad Portfolio of Products and Services
H.C. Starck offers a broad portfolio of 3D printing products and
services to support its customers in fully benefiting of the unique
advantages of AM.
High-Quality Gas Atomized AMPERPRINT® Nickel, Cobalt and Iron based Metal Powders
H.C. Starck has designed its high-quality AMPERPRINT® nickel, cobalt and iron based metal powders for the specific requirements of 3D printing. To optimize customer results, H.C. Starck’s AMPERPRINT® powders are fully dense, have an excellent flowability, a spherical shape and are perfectly reproducible. H.C. Starck’s core competency is to produce tailored-high quality materials in flexibly scalable quantities, from lab to large scale production. H.C. Starck’s gas atomized metal powders are designed to meet the most stringent requirements of various industries, such as aerospace, medical or dental. All AMPERPRINT® powders are engineered for the whole range of additive manufacturing processes, including:
- Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
- Laser Beam Melting (EBM)
- Laser Metal Deposition (LMD)
- Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
- Direct Metal Deposition (DED)
- Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
- Rapid Prototyping (RP)
- Rapid Manufacturing (RM)
- 3D Printing (3DP)
Moreover, H.C. Starck’s AMPERSINT® portfolio includes nickel, cobalt and iron based metal powders and
alloys which are designed for the use in a wide variety of innovative
manufacturing processes, such as hot isostatic pressing (HIP), powder
metallurgy (pressing/sintering), metal injection molding (MIM), PTA welding and
Spherical Refractory Metal Powders Optimized for Additive Manufacturing
Molybdenum and tungsten spherical powders optimized for additive manufacturing are engineered for enhanced processability and product performance when utilized with popular additive manufacturing techniques such as binder jet, directed energy deposition and powder bed fusion. The inherent spherical shape of H.C. Starck‘s powders results in improved flowability and high apparent density, while meeting the stringent purity level demanded by customer and application requirements.
Technologically advanced applications in industries like medical and industrial imaging, nuclear and thermo-nuclear energy, and various aerospace related components will benefit from the new molybdenum and tungsten spherical powders.
3D Printing Produces Finished Parts
For example, by using additive manufacturing, a single-piece molybdenum or tungsten component for medical imaging equipment can be produced more efficiently and to the most exacting specifications. Also, additive manufacturing provides the capability to rapidly develop prototype products that extend to production levels.
With additive manufacturing, a product can be designed and a sample created in a fraction of the time compared to traditional manufacturing. A single-piece component made from molybdenum or tungsten can be produced without the previously required manufacturing steps. Production processes such as the pressing and sintering of powder, rolling, machining and assembly of components are eliminated, making it easier and faster to seamlessly deliver products to customers using additive manufacturing technology.
3D printed components can be made as a single, three-dimensional piece from a 3D model. For example by selectively depositing a liquid bonding agent to join the powder, one or more metal parts can be printed at once from various materials. Thus, H.C. Starck’s product portfolio can be expanded to include 3D lead-free products for collimators and anti-scatter grids for CT scanners, SPECT and gamma cameras.Please contact us to explore opportunities for future partnerships or to learn more about our products.
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