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H.C. Starck Invests in Powder Processing Technology for Additive Manufacturing

H.C. Starck announces its investment in state-of-the-art processing capabilities to manufacture specialized refractory metal powders for additive manufacturing.

With this new technology, H.C. Starck’s Fabricated Products Division (FPR) now offers spheroidized refractory metal powders with tailored chemistry and particle size distribution. The company‘s core competencies – molybdenum, tantalum, niobium, and tungsten in pure and alloyed powder forms, will take advantage of this innovative process.

H.C. Starck offers molybdenum and tungsten spherical powders optimized for additive manufacturing as well as adapted for specific applications based on customer requirements.

H.C. Starck is excited to offer its refractory metal powders to the rapidly growing additive manufacturing industry. This presents an opportunity for us to expand our core competencies in refractory metals and alloys beyond traditional manufacturing operations used in the fabrication of our products. As a leading global supplier of high performance technology metals, H.C. Starck now offers spherical powders as a natural extension of our vertically integrated fabricated products business. Investment in new processing technology enables us to help our customers meet their unique and demanding challenges in additive manufacturing. We are working with customers in several industries, including medical and industrial imaging, nuclear and thermo-nuclear energy, and various aerospace related components, where we are global players.

Dmitry Shashkov, Member of H.C. Starck's Executive Board and Head of the Fabricated Products Division.

H.C. Starck’s new powder products are engineered for enhanced processability and product performace when utilized with popular additive manufacturing techniques such as binder jet, directed energy deposition and powder bed fusion. The inherent spherical shape of H.C. Starck‘s powders results in improved flowability and high apparent density, while meeting the stringent purity level demanded by customer and application needs.

Partnering with our customers, H.C. Starck develops and optimizes materials, products and processes. We offer decades of powder metallurgical experience and the chemical know-how to formulate powders for the most challenging applications. With extensive in-house state-of-the-art labs equipped with the latest in analytical tools, testing equipment, modeling, and simulation software, H.C. Starck can evaluate product performance for the most difficult applications.

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