Construction begins on new Höganäs atomising plant for AM powders

October 23, 2019

Sweden’s Höganäs AB has begun constructing its new atomising plant for the production of high-purity metal powders for the Additive Manufacturing industry. The powders produced will be sold globally under the trademark Amperprint®

The plant is based at the Laufenburg production unit in Germany, and completion is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020. The Freiburg Regional Council is said to have approved its construction and operation of the plant under the conditions of the German Federal Emission Control Act (BImSchG) in September. 

Currently, Höganäs has a yearly metal powder production capacity of 500,000 tons.The company operates eighteen production centres worldwide and has a workforce of 2,500 employees.

“The investment in the million-euro plant will help us to significantly increase our market share for metal powders in the promising segment of 3D printing,” stated Peter Thienel, Höganäs’ Site Manager. “In addition, we want to further increase the attractiveness of Höganäs as an employer in Germany and are confident that we can continue to offer our co-workers long-term professional development.”

www.hoganas.com

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