Creating new alloys for your production needs

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

Metal Powder R&D
Metal Powder R&D
Metal Powder R&D
Metal Powder R&D
Metal Powder R&D

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.

Contact us if you have a new alloy in mind.


  • 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.


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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