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AM Metal Powders

We offer AM tested metal powders with the technical support required for successful implementation. Reference mechanical properties, heat treatment and microstructure from our materials printed in relevant AM equipment give a foundation ready to be built upon. Our global engineering, sales, and logistics network means we are ready to help you select the perfect materials for your specific application.


718 Nickel Alloy (2.4668)

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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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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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H13 Hot Work Tool Steel (1.2344)

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Ti-6Al-4V ELI Grade 23 and Grade 5

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Process Specific Materials

Powder materials designed for additive manufacturing (AM) processes (sometimes referred to as 3D printing)

  • PBF-LB (Laser Powder Bed Fusion)
    • ISO/ASTM 52900:2015 term for the laser powder bed process sometimes referred to as SLM, DMLS, DMLM, L-PBF
  • PBF-EB (Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion)
    • ISO/ASTM 52900:2015 term for the electron beam powder bed process sometimes referred to as EBM
  • DED (Directed Energy Deposition)
    • ISO/ASTM 52900:2015 term for the laser powder fed process sometimes referred to as DMD, LMD, LMF

Why choose our AM metal powders 


  • Powders are print-tested and quality-controlled and tested in world leading labs prior to market release
  • Powders expertly engineered for high packing densities, flow, reliability and repeatability
  • Chemical and physical analysis
  • Material traceability
  • Made to stock powders / 48 h shipment of regionally stocked powders

Competitive offering

  • Consignment stocking options available
  • Custom powder development
  • Long Term Supply Agreements
  • Proprietary labeling and customizable packaging

Production Technology and Capabilities


  • Inert Gas Atomizers (IGA) for Ni, Co and Fe based powders (Nitrogen & Argon atomization gases)
  • Pilot atomizer for R&D trial alloys
  • NADCAP certified QA facility
  • Proprietary labeling / packaging capabilities


  • 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 Atomizer: 250 kg heat sizes (Argon only)
  • Onsite QA capabilities, packaging, and R&D development


Distribution Centers

  • Regionally positioned (Westbury, USA; Kelsterbach, Germany; Singapore; Australia; Shanghai; Nagoya, Japan)
  • ISO, OHS certified
  • Over 6 million units moved through network

Metal Powder R&D

Our R&D teams design and optimize new and custom alloy chemistries for pilot atomization and AM validation in our production facilities.

When you decide 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.

Whatever you want to print, we offer tailored alloys which perfectly suit your needs.


  • R&D centres (Munich & Charlotte) for testing and process parameter optimization on a variety of metal AM machines.
  • Pilot Atomizers available for R&D powder development / analysis with 100 and 500 lb maximum melt capacities.

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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