6K Additive, a division of 6K, headquartered in North Andover, Massachusetts, USA, reports that it will expand its commercial operations into Europe and has appointed François Bonjour as European Sales Director. The expansion is anticipated to support increased interest in 6K Additive powders from EU customers and Additive Manufacturing machine manufacturers.
Bonjour is said to have over a decade of experience working in the metal powder and alloys markets with organisations such as Powder Alloy Corporation, Tekna Plasma System, and TIG, where he was responsible for sales and business development in Europe. He has also spent eight years at ThyssenKrupp, where he worked with leading aerospace companies such as GE Aviation, Airbus, and Safran.
“Over the last two years, we’ve established 6K Additive in North America as the go-to organisation for high-quality AM powder with environmental and sustainable benefits that no other powder manufacturer can offer,” stated Frank Roberts, president of 6K Additive. “We’re excited to bring our powders to the European market where a high value is placed on technologies that can contribute to the circular economy and meet their stringent quality metrics. Having a leader like François on the ground in Europe who has the experience, knowledge, and reputation will be invaluable as we ramp up our EU commercial efforts over the coming months. This is especially important given the interest we’ve seen from the printer OEMs and strategic customers based in Europe.”
6K Additive produces Additive Manufacturing powder made from sustainable sources and its UniMelt system is said to be the only microwave production-scale plasma with a highly uniform and precise plasma zone offering zero contamination. UniMelt is capable of high throughput production of advanced materials including nickel, titanium, copper, and refractory metals such as tungsten and rhenium.