Additive Manufacturing

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.

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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.

Browse the products and services in more detail below or contact a member of the H.C. Starck Solutions team directly if you would like to learn more.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing
Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has been discovered as a real “game changer” because it opens completely new possibilities for many industries. The innovative technology leads to entirely new ways of manufacturing custom-made components and highly complex elements that have been unthinkable to produce with conventional technologies ...
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Rod / Wire / Coil
High degree of biocompatibilitySuperconductivity, High Temperature Vacuum FurnaceIndustrial Processing, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics, Medical, Additive ManufacturingMo, Mo EBM, TZM, Nb, Nb EBM, Grain Stabl. Nb, Ta, Ta EBM, W, WHA, NRC76, Ultra 76, Ultra 76 Plus, Ta3W, Ta10W, C-103Please fill in the boxes on the contact form and a member ...
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Collimators/Anti scatter grids
Collimators, or anti-scatter grids, are critical components for radiation management in computerized tomography (CT) scanning. They are typically manufactured using dense refractory metals and alloys such as tungsten (W) and tungsten heavy alloy (WHA) due to the materials’ superb attenuation characteristics for X-radiation – the chief wavelength range used to ...
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Chemical Etched/Chemical Milled/Photo-Etched Parts
Molybdenum, by buffering silicon against damaging thermal expansion whilst providing a contact of low electrical and thermal resistance, has an important part to play in determining the reliability of semiconductor devices. By selecting appropriate surface coatings, the bulk properties of molybdenum can be used to full advantage without the problems ...
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