Metal AM powder manufacturer and metals giant Sandvik and the metal AM service BEAMIT will demonstrate the very latest from the companies’ offering along the additive value chain, including new materials within Sandvik’s market-leading Osprey metal powder range – along with several additive customer cases from both companies.
Sandvik and part-subsidiary BEAMIT Group – a world-leading AM service provider including 3T Additive Manufacturing – will showcase their expertise along the additive value chain. This year, materials authority Sandvik will present the latest news from their wide range of Osprey metal powders, tailored to various AM process technologies, alongside a variety of industrial customer cases that highlight the joint offering of Sandvik and BEAMIT Group.
Kristian Egeberg, President of Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, commented: “We are delighted to meet our customers and partners at Formnext again this year and to display and discuss how we can further develop our ongoing business relationships – and build new ones. We have strong expertise in AM materials, powders, and processes, and our team of experts are keen to provide their support. Together, we want to drive the shift toward more sustainable manufacturing.”
Andrea Scanavini, Chief Commercial Officer at BEAMIT, agreed: “At BEAMIT, we are very much looking forward to visiting Formnext alongside Sandvik again. We thoroughly enjoyed our participation last year, and expect this year’s event to be every bit as fruitful. The Sandvik-BEAMIT joint offering is a force to be reckoned with and we can’t wait to demonstrate it in full to our customers and the additive market.”
Osprey metal powders show
Including copper and cobalt-free maraging steel With more than 160 years of materials expertise and 45 years of experience in powder atomization, Sandvik is a leading provider of gas-atomized metal powders for additive manufacturing, with the widest alloy range on the market. New at Formnext 2022 from the ever-evolving range of Osprey metal powders, is copper.
Manufactured in-house, both pure and in a variety of alloyed variants, the material allows for greater control over factors such as thermal and electrical performance, size, shape, and weight of end components. The Osprey copper powder comes in fine as well as medium-sized particle sizes. It’s optimized for high thermal and electrical conductivity, which results in better heat transfer and coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) matching.
Also featured is Sandvik’s well-renowned maraging steels, now also available cobalt-free – allowing for substantial benefits in sustainability as well as in shipping. Luke Harris, Sales Director at Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, comments: “Sandvik is a materials technology company by heritage and being able to continuously evolve our offering to make our materials even more sustainable while benefitting our customers, is just fantastic. As part of our everyday operations, we tailor materials to meet customer-specific needs – and develop new alloys to cover up for deficiencies on the market.”
Maraging steel is typically used in high-cycle environments such as tooling – where the materials need to withstand wear and tear, as well as extreme temperature changes. Luke Harris continues: “Cobalt-free maraging steel is excellent combined with additive manufacturing. The AM process inherently decreases cycle times which, with a material that offers high strength without losing ductility, will greatly benefit our customers.”