Powders for 3D Printing

ADVANTAGES

APPLICATION

Biomedical Components, Propulsion, Heat Management

MARKET SEGMENT

Industrial Processing, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics, Medical

MATERIALS

Mo, W, WHA, C103, pure Ta, NRC76, Ta10W, Ta3W, TZM, MoLa, WRe

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Hot and Cold Rolling

ADVANTAGES

Material processing can often be challenging, especially when working with refractory metals. H.C. Starck’s expertise in powder metallurgy and material processing make us excellent partners for assisting you with your material processing.

H.C. Starck’s highly qualified Process Engineers and Production Developers are available to help resolve material processing issues with our hot and cold rolling technology.

These engineers are experienced in a wide spectrum of metals and alloys, and can assist with specifications for your material process and design needs.

Our toll rolling services offer the capability of converting material into varying flat material sizes of gauge, length and width. H.C. Starck has the expertise to walk with you every step of the way, from the concept phase through high volume manufacturing.

Through a tolling team approach, customers benefit from H.C. Starck’s dedicated personnel of research engineers. This collaborative effort facilitates new and improved product designs along with providing access to extensive in-house state-of-the-art laboratory facilities equipped with the latest in analytical tools, testing equipment, modeling, and simulation software for evaluating product performance in your particular application.

H.C. Starck is a premier global supplier of refractory and technology metals, advanced ceramic powders, and a recognized leader in recycling of refractory metals. H.C. Starck’s expertise includes 100 years of product development, powder metallurgical, and advanced metal and ceramic powders experience. We have a vast product portfolio – from molybdenum, tungsten, niobium, tantalum, copper, nickel pure and alloyed materials to complex, fabricated assemblies.

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Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing

ADVANTAGES

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 before.

APPLICATION

MARKET SEGMENT

MATERIALS

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H.C. Starck Solutions offers 3D printing technology metals and their alloys as well as services to support its customers to fully benefit from the unique advantages of Additive Manufacturing.

Our 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)

Spherical Refractory Metal Powders Optimized for Additive Manufacturing

Based on 100 years’ experience in manufacturing and development of refractory metals, H.C. Starck Solutions has developed spheroidized refractory metal powders with tailored chemistry and particle size distribution, perfectly suited for additive manufacturing technology. The company‘s core competencies – molybdenum and  tungsten in pure and alloyed powder forms, will take advantage of this innovative process.

3D Printing Produces Finished Parts

In addition, H.C. Starck Solutions develops innovative finished products using technology metals – molybdenum, tantalum, niobium, and tungsten, and produced via additive manufacturing processes. H.C. Starck is developing new materials, processes and products using additive manufacturing tools. In 2014, H.C. Starck Solutions entered an agreement with Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing (rp+m) to develop new materials, processes and products using additive manufacturing tools. (press release)

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 Solutions product portfolio can be expanded to include 3D lead-free products for collimators and anti-scatter grids for CT scanners, SPECT and gamma cameras.

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Rod / Wire / Coil

ADVANTAGES

High degree of biocompatibility

APPLICATION

Superconductivity, High Temperature Vacuum Furnace

MARKET SEGMENT

Industrial Processing, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics, Medical, Additive Manufacturing

MATERIALS

Mo, Mo EBM, TZM, Nb, Nb EBM, Grain Stabl. Nb, Ta, Ta EBM, W, WHA, NRC76, Ultra 76, Ultra 76 Plus, Ta3W, Ta10W, C-103

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NIOBIUM ROD

H.C. Starck Solutions offers NRC® niobium metal produced from electron beam melted ingots. Grain Stabilized Niobium (GSNb) is made by EB and VAR melting. Both materials are malleable, weldable, machineable and formable. GSNb is used in applications where a consistently finer grain size is required.

GSNb is a patent pending single-phase micro-alloy that has a grain size of approximately 2 ASTM numbers finer than standard commercial grade niobium.

Niobium is used in the manufacture of products for diverse applications.

  • Synthetic diamonds
  • Sputtering targets for fiber optic applications or architectural glass
  • Nickel based superalloys; and alloyed with titanium or tin
  • Superconductors
  • Nuclear reactors it has low thermal neutron cross section and superior corrosion resistance
  • High temperature vacuum furnaces, where it is an excellent getter
  • Sodium vapor lamps, where it is resistant to attack by the molten alkali

Niobium rod is worked cold from ingot to final diameter. Forging, rolling, swaging, and drawing are used singularly or in combination to reach the desired size. Proprietary techniques have been developed by H.C. Starck Solutions to overcome the metal’s extremely high-galling tendencies.

Rod is generally supplied with a forged surface above 1-3/8″ diameter, and a swaged or drawn finish in smaller diameters. Rod, preferably un-annealed, may be centerless ground to improve diameter tolerances. The minimum diameter for centerless grinding is .125″. Rod to a maximum of 1/4″ and wire may be supplied in coils or straightened and cut to length.

TANTALUM ROD,  WIRE, COIL

A favorite with chemical processing applications that require anti-corrosion characteristics is tantalum rod including the manufacturer of components for anticorrosion equipment.

Outstanding refractory, anti-corrosion and biocompatibility properties make our tantalum wire a unique material for selected applications. Customers transform our tantalum wire into leads for Ta capacitors in electronic, anti-corrosion chemical processing, biomedical devices for medical applications, and filaments for lighting applications.

H.C. Starck Solutions tantalum rod is worked cold from ingot to final diameter. Forging, rolling, swaging, and drawing are used singularly or in combination to reach the desired size.

Proprietary techniques have been developed by H.C. Starck Solutions to overcome the metal’s extremely high-galling tendencies. Special lubricants and die design, as well as suitable speeds and reductions per pass, are all a part of cold drawing tantalum.

Our tantalum rod is generally supplied with a forged surface above 1-3/8″ diameter and a swaged or drawn finish in smaller diameters. The rod, preferably unannealed, may be centerless ground to improve diameter tolerances. The minimum diameter for centerless grinding is .125″.

H.C. Starck Solutions tantalum rod is produced to a maximum of 1/4″ and wire may be supplied in coils or straightened and cut to length.

Tantalum wire with a diameter of 0.040“or below is shipped on spools.

ULTRA76 tantalum alloys offer higher corrosion resistance in most environments creating additional value through extending the products service life, reducing material thickness and improving processes throughput.

  • Higher temperatures possible, shorter cooling/heating cycle times
  • Constant surface finish (Ra<0.8 micrometers)
  • Tantalum material only from non-conflict sources – EICC certified
  • Uniform wall thickness

Dimensions

Form Thickness, Dia., Wall
inches (mm)
Width, Length
inches (mm)
Rod 0.125“ to 0.625“
(3.175 to 15.875 mm dia.)
0.625“ to 3.000“ dia.
(15.875 to 76.200 mm dia.)
coil or straight lengths

straight lengths

Wire 0.010“ to 0.125“ dia.
(0.254 to 3.175 mm dia.)
coil
Coil 0.028″ to 0.125″ dia.
(0.711 to 3.175 mm dia.)
coil

Please contact us for additional sizes and requirements.

Tantalum and Tantalum Alloy Products:

Refer to Product Data Sheets for Tantalum for sizes:

– PD-7033 NRC Ultra 76 Tantalum Alloy (Ta 2.5%W)
– PD-7035 NRC Tantalum (UNS R05200)
– PD-7036 NRC Tantalum Beam Melted Tantalum (ETA) (UNS R05200)

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Bar / Billet / Forging

ADVANTAGES

The VAC method of consolidation is unique to H.C. Starck Solutions. Materials made by this process is available exclusively from H.C. Starck Solutions and yields a homogeneous product which is very low in residual elements, provides better strength at elevated temperatures and exhibits excellent work-ability, weld-ability and good machining characteristics.

APPLICATION

Feedstock for further processing

MARKET SEGMENT

Industrial Processing, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics, Medical

MATERIALS

Mo, Mo EBM, Mo30W, TZM, Nb, Grain stabil. Nb, Nb EBM, Ta, Ta EBM, NRC76, Ultra 76, Ultra 76 Plus, Ta10W

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In the vacuum arc-casting process, 99.95% pure molybdenum powder, ultra-pure molybdenum powder or one of our molybdenum-base alloys is pressed, sintered, and melted (all under vacuum) to produce a casting weighing up to one ton. This arc-casting is then further worked by extrusion followed by forging or rolling.

Where highest purity, maximum toughness, and ductility at low temperatures are required, arc-cast molybdenum mill products are available in a special low-carbon grade. This material is 99.97% pure molybdenum and contains a maximum of .010% residual carbon, compared to the nominal .030% maximum carbon content of normal arc-cast molybdenum.

Work-ability and machinability are also superior with this special product.

H.C. Starck Solutions produces a wide range of molybdenum and molybdenum alloy mill products using two primary consolidation methods; vacuum arc-casting (AC) and powder metallurgy (PM). The availability of products from both of these established processes gives users many options in selecting a material to satisfy their specific application requirements. Mill products available from either process include forging billets, bar, rod, sheet, plate and foil.

Molybdenum Products:

Refer to Product Data Sheets for Molybdenum for sizes:

PD-7000 Pure Molybdenum AC Bar Low Carbon
PD-7006 Pure Molybdenum AC Bar
PD-7009 Pure Molybdenum PB PM Bar
PD-7010 Pure Molybdenum PSB PM Billet
PD-7026 Pure Molybdenum ABL AC Bar Low Carbon

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Nozzles

ADVANTAGES

High abrasion resistance due to high strength and hardness. High dimentional intergrity, providing a constant spraying cone. Good thermal shock resistance. Good chemical resistance.

  • high abrasion resistance due to high strength and hardness
  • high dimensional integrity,providing a constant spraying cone
  • good thermal shock resistance
  • good chemical resistance

APPLICATION

Propulsion, High Temperature Processing

MARKET SEGMENT

Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Processing

MATERIALS

C103, Mo, Mo30W, TZM, MoLa, W

For manufacturing and drying of chemical aggressive and/or abrasive materials the ceramic nozzles are preferred, e.g. in the desulfurization of smoke gas, where the ceramic offers a considerable longer lifetime.

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