Additive Manufacturing Methods

3D Screen Printing

H.C. Starck Solutions’ 3D Screen Printing method for refractory metals uses a metal printing paste that is applied in vertical layers to create the required geometry. The technology is successfully utilized in producing complex grid structures.

Powder Bed Fusion

Probably the most well know AM method for metal parts is powder bed fusion. During this process, metal powders are spread in layers while laser or electron beam energy is used to melt and fuse the material together.

Binder Jet Printing

Binder Jet printing is a powder-bed method using polymer adhesives to bond the powders in layers. The method uses relatively thick printing layers and short build times to maximize the benefit to our customers.

Directed Energy Deposition

Directed energy deposition describes the technique of “directing” metal powder or wire at a specific location while a laser beam, electron beam or plasma arc melts and fuses the material together.