Carpenter Technology’s new Emerging Technology Center brings end-to-end AM under one roof

December 4, 2019

December 4, 2019

Carpenter Technology's new Emerging Technology Centre brings end-to-end AM under one roof
Carpenter Technology’s new Emerging Technology Center for Additive Manufacturing in Athens, Alabama, USA (Courtesy Carpenter Technology Corporation)

Carpenter Technology Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, has officially opened its new Emerging Technology Center (ETC), in Athens, Alabama, USA. The 500,000 ft2 (46,451 m2) centre is said to offer true end-to-end Additive Manufacturing capabilities, having the facilities to atomise a range of speciality alloys into metal powder, additively manufacture the powder into parts, and finish those parts under one roof. 

According to the company, the ETC’s post-processing equipment includes a state-of-the art quick cooling Hot Isostatic Press (HIP), as well as vacuum heat treating facilities, to optimise the material properties of high-value speciality alloy components. Parts manufactured at the ETC will be able to be qualified for use in a range of applications, from aerospace and transportation to oil and gas and energy.

Carpenter Technology stated that the ETC’s facilities have been designed to maintain full traceability and provide analytical insights throughout the manufacturing process via a digital thread, allowing the company to manage the entire manufacturing process under one roof with a streamlined workflow.

Carpenter has invested $40 million in the ETC to date and expects to invest a total of $52 million in the centre in total. The ETC is sited adjacent to Carpenter’s Athens manufacturing facility, which began operations in 2014 and produces speciality alloy products for the aerospace and energy markets.

“Our Emerging Technology Center is a critical component of Carpenter Technology’s future growth and development, and is aligned with our business strategy of evolving to an end-to-end solutions provider and influential leader in the AM area,” stated Tony Thene, Carpenter Technology Chief Executive Officer. 

“We will also use it as a base to launch future investments as we expand our soft magnetics technology platform, scale up additional powder operations and demonstrate a number of next-generation materials we have under development today,” he concluded.

December 4, 2019

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • The GRCop story: The development, production and Additive Manufacturing of NASA’s rocket engine alloys
  • Formnext 2023: Innovations in metal Additive Manufacturing from the industry’s leading international exhibition
  • Cybersecurity in Additive Manufacturing: Securing the industry’s future
  • Additive Manufacturing in the jewellery industry: exploring the potential of platinum and titanium
  • Mission possible: The five-year plan to gain FAA and EASA acceptance of in-process monitoring

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Discover our magazine archive…

The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

Browse the archive

Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

  • AM machines
  • Process monitoring & calibration
  • Heat treatment & sintering
  • HIP systems & services
  • Pre- & post-processing technology
  • Powders, powder production and analysis
  • Part manufacturers
  • Consulting, training & market data
View online
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap