Materials supplier HC Starck and Additive Manufacturing specialist Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing (rp+m) have signed an agreement to develop a range of new technology materials, alloys and products for Additive Manufacturing (AM). The agreement will combine HC Starck’s experience in the fabrication of refractory metals with those of rp+m, a leading provider of Additive Manufacturing solutions.
“HC Starck’s agreement with rp+m extends our capabilities and puts us on the leading edge to providing components to the medical and security imaging industries. It extends our portfolio with 3D lead-free products for collimators and anti-scatter grids for CT scanners, SPECT and gamma cameras using this latest technology,” stated Dmitry Shashkov, Member of HC Starck’s Executive Board and Head of the Fabricated Products Division.
“We are excited to accelerate focused efforts on our technology in refractory metals in BinderJet printing for Additive Manufacturing with HC Starck.This is a unique opportunity to gain access to the global market, advance processing material capabilities and push our technology forward. Our relationship with HC Starck will allow us to penetrate the market quickly and drive our strategy,” added Anthony Hughes, President and CTO Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing, LLC.
The HC Starck Group is a leading global supplier of technology metals (refractory metals) and advanced ceramics. The company serves growing industries such as the electronics, chemicals, automotive, medical technology, aerospace, energy technology and environmental technology industries, as well as engineering companies and tool manufacturers.