H.C. Starck Solutions is an international leader in hard metals. The company is delighted to release the extension of a powder-bed fusion printing platform to its expanding list of 3D printing abilities.
H.C. Starck Solutions partnered with Renishaw, an international engineering technologies firm. It did this through the purchase of one of their Laser Powder Bed Fusion AM programs to hone the performing of their hard alloys.
3D printing, also called 3D printing, is used to create metal pieces. H.C. Starck Solutions is a leader in the technology of applying 3D printing to hard metals. This includes tungsten, niobium, molybdenum, and tantalum.
Powder-bed fusion is an innovative gear in enhancing the operation of several refractory metal pieces. This is especially for necessitating processes in biomedical implants, chemical processing, medical imaging, and space propulsion. The Renishaw tool will be utilized to make multiple metal components. This is in approval of H.C. Starck Solutions’ clients in the defense, medical, aerospace, industrial businesses.
The powder-bed fusion printing machine will be situated in their production office in Coldwater, Michigan. This is the same plant that manufactures their 3D printing particles.
“Renishaw’s powder-bed fusion system offers the best combination of high precision and geometric flexibility of any current AM technique,” states Andreas Mader, Chief Executive Officer of H.C. Starck Solutions.
“Combining our knowledge of AM technologies with our expertise in refractory metals will provide our customers with superior solutions to their business needs. The addition of the powder-bed fusion technology from Renishaw is only one of many steps H.C. Starck Solutions is taking to expand its AM portfolio in support of this growing sector,” he added.
Renishaw and H.C. Starck Solutions remain to share their individual expertise and knowledge. This is to prepare the materials effectively and with excellent metallurgical performance.
Renishaw is based in the United Kingdom and it is an international leader in engineering technologies. The company supplies products utilized for applications like wind turbines and jet engine manufacturing.
It also supplies products used in applications such as brain surgery and dentistry. The company has 5,000 workers situated in the 36 nations. It also has fully-owned branch operations in these countries.
All through the history of Renishaw, it has made a notable commitment to develop and research. It has record of between 13 and eight percent of sales spent in R&D and manufacturing. Many of its R&D and making of its products is done in the United Kingdom.
The success of the firm has been identified with several global awards. This includes the 18th Queen’s Award appreciating technology, innovation, and export achievements.