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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3D Screen Printing

ADVANTAGES

Fast and efficient AM Method especially for small parts at high volumes.

  • A UV-curable emulsion is used to create a pattern (mask) for ink/paste on a woven steel screen.
  • Printing is done layer by layer pushing paste through the screen.
  • Drying after each layer is necessary to provide a stable base for the next layer.
  • A sintering step is done to achieve final properties.

Main Characteristics:

  • High resolution (<100µm)
  • Excellent wall thickness control
  • Suited for standardized powders
  • Large build areas
  • Economical solution

APPLICATION

Chemical Processing Equipment, Radiation Management

MARKET SEGMENT

Industrial Processing, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics, Medical

MATERIALS

WHA

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Balls / Spheres

ADVANTAGES

APPLICATION

Munition/

MARKET SEGMENT

Industrial Processing, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics

MATERIALS

W, WHA, WCu

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High Performance Powders

ADVANTAGES

As a world leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance metal powders, H.C. Starck Solutions offers one of the most comprehensive and robust product portfolios ever assembled. With a mastery of metallurgic processing and unsurpassed technical expertise, H.C. Starck Solutions can reliably meet and exceed customer expectations and market requirements with a suite of tailor-made, high-performance powders suitable for a wide range of market sectors.

APPLICATION

MARKET SEGMENT

Electronics

MATERIALS

Mo, TZM, ZrC, pure Ta, W, WHA

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H.C. Starck Solutions is synonymous with exceptional quality powder materials based on advanced metals and their alloys. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Pure molybdenum (Mo) and titanium-zirconium-molybdenum (TZM).
  • Pure tantalum (Ta).
  • Pure tungsten (W) and tungsten heavy alloy (WHA).
  • Zirconium carbide (ZrC).

Quality-Assured High-Performance Powders

H.C. Starck Solutions quality-assured materials development and processing capabilities ensure that high-performance powders can be generated to specific customer requirements with exceptional material properties. This includes: uniform, spherical powder morphology with tight control of particle size distributions (PSDs); exceptional flowability; high reproducibility; and outstanding purity levels.

Tungsten metal powders are produced by reducing tungsten oxides (WOx) in a controlled hydrogen atmosphere. Tight control of process temperature, humidity, and additional dopants enables H.C. Starck to finely tune the coarseness of tungsten high-performance powders before additional carburization processes occur. This enables a diverse range of powder grades with average Fisher grain sizes across an approximate range of 0.7—50 micrometers (µm). H.C. Starck Solutions molybdenum powders are similarly produced in a hydrogen atmosphere, using molybdenum trioxide (MoO3) and ammonium molybdates. This is a finely-tuned process that enables the generation of high-performance molybdenum powders with a mean particle size of 20—30 µm.

World-class application technology and laboratory services enable H.C. Starck Solutions to tightly control the processing parameters for a range of refractory metals. This forms the backbone of H.C. Starck Solutions customer-specific powder design capabilities. If you would like to learn more, simply contact a member of the team today.

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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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Vibration Dampeners

ADVANTAGES

All mechanical systems generate noise and vibration that can be detrimental to overall performance. It can be particularly problematic in aerospace and aviation engineering where the frequency and amplitude of vibrations generated by flight control systems can neither be eliminated nor isolated.

APPLICATION

Balance & Vibration Control

MARKET SEGMENT

Aerospace & Defense

MATERIALS

WHA

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The solution is to integrate vibration dampeners into the mechanical architecture to restrict the oscillations produced by machinery before they can become problematic. H.C. Starck offers fully-machinable high-density tungsten (W) alloys that are uniquely suited for the fabrication of aerospace and defense-approved vibration dampeners.

Tungsten Heavy Alloys for Vibration Dampeners

Tungsten heavy alloy (WHA) is an exceptional engineering metal produced by sintering tungsten powders with a matrix of alloying elements, such as nickel (Ni) or iron (Fe). H.C. Starck Solutions offers high purity tungsten alloys with a density of over 60% higher than lead (Pb), ranging from 17—18.5 g/cm3. This promotes excellent vibration attenuation properties, helping to soften the oscillations of mechanical systems to limit the propagation of potentially harmful vibration.

H.C. Starck Solutions closely collaborates with customers in the aerospace and defense industries to develop and produce custom parts to stringent customer specifications. Tungsten heavy alloy vibration dampeners can be engineering to extremely tight tolerances and in a wide range of geometries to meet unique designs for aircraft wings, rotor blades, combustion engines, and more. With over 30 years’ experience in the development of custom components from high-density refractory alloys, H.C. Starck Solutions is the ideal partner for designing and manufacturing vibration dampening solutions in aviation applications.

With a secure, global supply chain and a collaborative approach to customer service, H.C. Starck Solutions consistently delivers high-performance material solutions to some of the most stringently regulated and demanding market sectors worldwide. If you would like to learn more about engineering vibration dampeners with H.C. Starck Solutions high-density tungsten, simply contact a member of the team today.

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Shielding Parts / Radiation Shielding

ADVANTAGES

Dense refractory alloys are vital for the manufacture of radiation shielding parts in advanced medical equipment and industrial processing facilities. They serve the dual purpose of protecting patients or operating personnel alongside more sensitive components from intense electromagnetic radiation. H.C. Starck Solutions has developed a catalog of advanced shielding parts using high-density refractory metals and their alloys, including: tantalum (Ta), electron beam melted (EBM) tantalum, tungsten (W), tungsten heavy alloy (WHA), and titanium-zirconium-molybdenum (TZM).

APPLICATION

Radiation Management, Heat Management, Superconductivity

MARKET SEGMENT

Medical, Industrial Processing

MATERIALS

Ta, Ta EBM, W, WHA, Wcu, TZM

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H.C. Starck Solutions has emerged as one of the leading suppliers of advanced shielding parts for radiation and heat management, and superconductivity applications.

Shielding Parts for High-Technology Applications

The density of a material is an essential factor in its radiation absorption properties. Heavier metals like tantalum (with a density of ~16.6 g/cm3) and tungsten (~19.3g/cm3) are more effective at absorbing radiation across the full spectrum – including X-rays and infrared (IR) waves – than conventional structural materials. Yet, the inherent properties of these metals make them very difficult to fabricate into finished components with the tight tolerances required of high-technology applications.

H.C. Starck Solutions has over 20 years’ experience in the field of manufacturing intricate components using high-performance refractory metals for the medical sector. Specializing in the generation of fabricated shielding parts for medical and industrial applications, H.C. Starck Solutions offers tailored radiation management solutions comprised of some of the heaviest metals on earth. These capabilities are buoyed by expertise in the fields of CNC grinding, milling, and lathe turning for numerous refractory material types. Final quality control processes guarantee that shielding parts are delivered within tight tolerances to customer specifications, with high capability inspection equipment ensuring highly uniform topographies with approximate resolutions of 0.1 – 1 micrometer (μm).

H.C. Starck Solutions shielding parts made using tantalum, tungsten, and their alloys have already provided appreciable returns on investment (ROIs) to customers in demanding industrial processing applications, advanced medical technology sectors, and cutting-edge superconductivity markets. If you would like to learn more about H.C. Starck Solutions shielding parts, simply contact a member of the team today.

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Penetrators

ADVANTAGES

Kinetic energy munitions are ballistics that do not contain explosive components, relying instead on kinetic energy to penetrate targets. Extremely dense penetrator materials are required to successfully pierce thick armor plating, body armor, bulletproof glass, and other ballistics resistant components. H.C. Starck Solutions fabricates advanced penetrators in a range of geometries suitable for high-performance ordnance and munitions.

APPLICATION

Munition

MARKET SEGMENT

Aerospace & Defense

MATERIALS

WHA

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Military and defense contractors historically used depleted uranium to manufacture armor piercing penetrators. These components can withstand the shock of impacting hard protective plates and reliably punch through to the safe side. However, the toxic footprint of depleted uranium armor piercing rounds is one of the most severe forms of environmental pollution generated in fields of war.

H.C. Starck Solutions exploits decades worth of experience in refractory fabrication to provide high-performance, low toxicity solutions for critical applications in aerospace and defense.

Tungsten Heavy Alloy Penetrators

Tungsten heavy alloy (WHA) is routinely used to fabricate armor-piercing penetrators with greatly-enhanced strength and none of the toxic concerns associated with depleted uranium rounds. High-density tungsten offers the maximum concentrated weight in the smallest possible volume. It is twice as heavy as standard steel alloys and over 50% heavier than lead (Pb). This enables the fabrication of armor-piercing penetrators for munitions and warheads alike.

Aerospace and defense applications have increasingly utilized tungsten heavy alloy in novel penetrator and warhead designs that can enhance lethality. If you would like to learn more about H.C. Starck Solutions penetrators for aerospace and defense applications, simply contact the team today.

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Isotope Containers

ADVANTAGES

WHM alloys can be used as a replacement for the traditional lead alloy because of their stronger absorptive effect.
This allows the production of corresponding isotope containers and other components in a more compact way.

APPLICATION

Radiation Management

MARKET SEGMENT

Medical, Industrial Processing

MATERIALS

W, WHA

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Hot Zones

ADVANTAGES

These high temperature materials are characterized by their high thermal and electrical conductivity, low coefficient of thermal expansion, and excellent strength and stability at temperatures above 2,000°C.

APPLICATION

High Temperature Processing

MARKET SEGMENT

Industrial Processing

MATERIALS

Mo30W, MoCu, TZM, MoTi, MoLa, MoW, Ta, EBM Ta, Ulta76, Ultra 76 Plus, TaW, W, WHA

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Hot Zones

The furnace industry has seen a remarkable growth in the production of custom-made, high temperature vacuum or controlled (inert) atmosphere furnaces for growing sapphire crystals used in manufacturing of LEDs. These furnaces have unique and demanding hot zone designs for melting alumina in crucibles for precise, highly controlled crystal growth.

The hot zones in sapphire growing furnaces and sapphire annealing/post processing use H.C. Starck Solutions molybdenum and tungsten materials and fabricated products for furnace components and fixtures.

Molybdenum and Tungsten Hot Zones

These high temperature materials are characterized by their high thermal and electrical conductivity, low coefficient of thermal expansion, and excellent strength and stability at temperatures above 2,000°C.

Whether by KY, EFG, CZ, or HEM-like methods (GTAT, CHES, and VHGF) or post processing annealing, H.C. Starck Solutions is well versed in these different sapphire crystal growth and processing methods and supplies engineered product solutions for all technology platforms.

Customer specific furnace components and fixtures for high temperature furnaces are uniquely designed and supplied by H.C. Starck Solutions.

 

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