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AM Metal Powders

Together with our sister business unit, Oerlikon Metco, we offer AM (3D Printing) tested and qualified nickel, titanium, cobalt and stainless steel metal powders with the technical support required for successful printing. We have developed an intensive materials development program to qualify new materials for the unique requirements of AM processing. Results in the form of reference mechanical properties, heat treatment and microstructure from our printed materials are a foundation ready to be built upon.

Our global engineering, sales, and logistics network means we are ready to help you select the best materials for your specific application.  Whether you need a material from our existing portfolio or a custom material to meet your specification we stand ready to support.

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AM Material Portfolio

Datasheets available for download in English, German, French and Italian

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718 Nickel Alloy (2.4668)

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  738 Nickel Alloy Modified Download SDS

625 Nickel Alloy (2.4856)

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Nickel Alloy X (2.4665)

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Nickel Alloy 230

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Cobalt Chrome Molybdenum (F75)

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188 Cobalt Alloy

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509 Cobalt Alloy

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316L Stainless Steel (1.4404)

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17-4PH Stainless Steel (1.4542)

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15-5PH Stainless Steel (1.4545)

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18 Ni Maraging Steel (1.2709)

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H11 Hot Work Tool Steel (1.2343)

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H13 Hot Work Tool Steel (1.2344)

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Ti-6Al-4V Grades 5 and 23 (ELI)

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Material Portfolio

Available: Stocked for Short Lead Times

  • Made to stock powders / 48 h shipment of regionally stocked powders
  • Regionally positioned (Westbury, NY, USA; Kelsterbach, Germany; Shanghai, China)
  • Consignment stocking options available
  • Long Term Supply Agreements
  • Over 6 million units moved through network

Reliable: AM Tested and Qualified

  • Powders are print-tested, quality-controlled, and tested in world leading labs prior to market release
  • Chemical and physical analysis
  • Material traceability

Process Specific: Designed for AM

  • PBF-LB (Laser Powder Bed Fusion) - also referred to as SLM, DMLS, DMLM, L-PBF
  • PBF-EB (Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion) - also referred to as EBM
  • DED (Directed Energy Deposition) - also referred to as DMD, LMD, LMF

AM Focused: Dedicated to AM Materials Production

Troy, MI

  • Metal powder production on site since the early '80's
  • Inert Gas Atomizers (IGA) for Ni, Co and Fe based powders (Nitrogen & Argon atomization gases)
  • Nadcap certified QA facility
  • ISO 9001 and AS9100 Certified
  • ITAR Registered

Plymouth, MI

  • World's first facility designed from the ground up for AM metal powder production
  • Vacuum Inert Gas Atomizer (VIGA) for Ni, Co and Fe powders (Nitrogen & Argon atomization gases)
  • EIGA for Titanium powders – Grades 5 and 23 (Argon only)
  • Dedicated R&D Atomizers: 250 kg max heat sizes (Argon only)
  • Proprietary labeling / packaging capabilities
  • Onsite QA capabilities and R&D development
  • ISO 9001, AS9100 and Nadcap certifications in progress
  • ITAR Registered

Custom Material Development

Materials Experience

  • 80+ years of materials and engineering experience for industrial components
  • Make-to-spec powders based on existing or new AM materials
  • Our R&D teams design and optimize new and custom alloy chemistries for pilot atomization and AM validation in our production facilities

Production Scaling

  • Pilot Atomizers available for R&D powder development / analysis with 250 kg max melt capacities
  • When you are ready to move from the testing to production phase, we have the know-how to translate your new alloy into full production using our in-house atomizers

Customer Service

  • Technical support to develop the right material for your application

Scoperta - Rapid Alloy Development

Oerlikon recently acquired Scoperta, a technology company with computational Rapid Alloy Development tools to create new alloys and improve existing alloys

By using Scoperta’s industry-leading ‘big data’ analytical software to design new alloys, it means our R&D team can develop the next generation of new alloys in a fraction of the time you would need anywhere else. This means we can get your new materials into the market quicker than anybody else.

Using this powerful tool at the heart of our R&D activities has many advantages - for example, new alloys can be developed to match the specific performance criteria of an existing alloy, but with a completely different composition, one that is actually “printable”. The result is that new alloys can be commercialised much more effectively, giving customers the materials for their applications far faster than through conventional empirical material development methods.

When coupled with our pilot atomization, AM process expertise and materials testing capabilities this unique capability ensures that Oerlikon AM can optimize and prove out new alloys faster than ever before. 


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