Carpenter Technology Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, reports that it has acquired MB CalRAM LLC, a metal Additive Manufacturing service provider. CalRAM supplies powder bed fusion AM services to the aerospace, defence, power generation and oil and gas industries from its 25,000 ft2 manufacturing facility in California, USA. The company holds Nadcap accreditation, and is AS9100 certified, as well as being a Digital Product Definition (DPD) approved supplier
Tony Thene, Carpenter’s President and CEO, stated, “This strategic acquisition builds upon our existing Additive Manufacturing capabilities and provides direct entry into the rapidly expanding part production segment of the Additive Manufacturing value chain.”
“The addition of CalRAM brings industry leading technology and processes coupled with a talented team, and is a strong complement to Carpenter’s deep technical experience in producing highly engineered metal powders and wire for Additive Manufacturing applications, including mission-critical applications such as jet-engine fuel nozzles, rocket-thrust chambers, and orthopaedic implants,” he continued.
“CalRAM’s proven expertise and strong customer relationships will accelerate and enhance our capabilities and will further strengthen our ability to be the preferred provider of end-to-end next generation Additive Manufacturing solutions. As Additive Manufacturing continues to evolve into more advanced components with increasing complexity, our customers are seeking partners who can not only produce parts, but also possess metallurgical expertise to help determine the best materials and processes to fit their needs in demanding applications.”
“Our unique combined capabilities will not only allow us to deliver the best solution for the customer, but also allow us to be a leader in the advancement of the evolution of the additive manufacturing industry,” he concluded.
Carpenter Technology is a key producer and distributor of specialty alloys, including titanium alloys, nickel and cobalt based super-alloys, stainless steels, alloy steels and tool steels. Carpenter’s powder technology capabilities support a range of next generation products and manufacturing techniques, including Additive Manufacturing.