H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium presentation named AMPM2019’s winning paper

September 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

From left to right: H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH’s Additive Manufacturing team Dr Christoph Schnitter, Dr Melanie Stenzel, Ilka Kaczmarek, and Dr Markus Weinmann (Courtesy H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH)

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has selected a presentation by H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH, Munich, Germany, as the winning paper for Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy (AMPM) 2019. The presentation, titled ‘Tantalum (Ta) and Niobium (Nb) containing Alloy Powders for Application in Additive Manufacturing’, was delivered during the conference in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, in June 2019.

Organised by the MPIF and co-located with POWDERMET2019, the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy on Particulate Materials, AMPM is an important event for the metal Additive Manufacturing industry. In total, more than 200 presentations were given on Powder Metallurgy, materials and metal Additive Manufacturing and approximately eighty presentations were given with a specific focus on AM topics. 

H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium’s winning paper presented the company’s results in the field of metal powder development for Additive Manufacturing, and showed that, due to their special intrinsic material properties, Ta and Nb as well as new Ta- and Nb-containing pre-alloyed powders can serve special fields of application such as chemical processing, superconductors, energy, or high-temperature environments, or can create new and promising solutions for the optimisation of medical implant materials.

Ilka Kaczmarek, Innovation Manager at H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH and speaker at the conference, stated, “We are very pleased that our paper has been selected by the jury. This allows us to make more industries and scientists aware of our special tantalum- and niobium-containing AM powders, which migrate innovative intrinsic material properties into the AM technology.”



September 16, 2019

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