Additive manufacturing (AM), often colloquialized as 3D printing, has begun paving the way for a new generation of production capabilities in numerous industries. This innovative technology encompasses several distinct manufacturing techniques, including selective laser sintering (SLS), laser metal deposition (LMD), and rapid prototyping. Initially introduced as a game-changing innovation in polymer machining, AM is now used extensively to prototype intricate components with small geometries from some of the hardiest engineering materials available.
H.C. Starck Solutions has invested heavily into new AM technologies to accompany well-established refractory metal and alloy manufacturing capabilities. These two branches of the company coincide to enhance the range of products and services offered within each.
Semi-Finished AM Products
With core competencies in material selection and process validation spanning over 100 years, H.C. Starck Solutions can now develop spheroidized refractory metal powders with finely-tuned particle size distributions to ensure optimal affinity with distinct AM deposition techniques. Wire feedstocks are also available on request. This expertise provides absolute confidence in incoming raw materials to exploit the inherently fast-paced nature of the AM market.
Finished AM Components
H.C. Starck Solutions has made significant strides in 3D printing single, three-dimensional profiles from challenging engineering materials like molybdenum, niobium, and tantalum. Additional material arrangements are available on request, with new material processes and AM tools emerging as this novel suite of technologies continues to reach commercialization.
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