New metal powders and advancements from Sandvik and BEAMIT at Formnext

November 10, 2022

Sweden’s Sandvik Additive Manufacturing and BEAMIT Group, Fornovo di Taro, Italy, will once again co-exhibit at Formnext, November 15–18, 2022, in Frankfurt, Germany. Together, the companies will demonstrate the latest offerings along the additive value chain, including new materials from Sandvik’s Osprey metal powder range tailored to various Additive Manufacturing process technologies.

“We are delighted to meet our customers and partners at Formnext again this year, and to display and discuss how we can further develop our on-going business relationships – and build new ones. We have strong expertise within AM materials, powders, and processes, and our team of experts are keen to provide their support. Together, we want to drive the shift toward more sustainable manufacturing,” stated Kristian Egeberg, President of Sandvik Additive Manufacturing.

Andrea Scanavini, Chief Commercial Officer at BEAMIT, added, “At BEAMIT, we are very much looking forward to visiting Formnext alongside Sandvik again. We thoroughly enjoyed our participation last year, and expect this year’s event to be every bit as fruitful. The Sandvik-BEAMIT joint offering is a force to be reckoned with and we can’t wait to demonstrate it in full to our customers and the additive market.”

At Formnext 2022, the companies will highlight the latest addition from the Osprey range of metal powders: copper. Manufactured in-house, both pure and in a variety of alloyed variants, the material allows for greater control over factors such as thermal and electrical performance, size, shape, and weight of end components.

The Osprey copper powder comes in fine as well as medium-sized particle sizes. It’s optimised for high thermal and electrical conductivity, which results in better heat transfer and coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) matching. Also featured are Sandvik’s maraging steels, now also available cobalt-free – allowing for benefits in sustainability as well as in shipping. Maraging steel is typically used in high-cycle environments such as tooling, where the materials need to withstand wear and tear, as well as extreme temperature changes.

Luke Harris, Sales Director at Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, stated, “Sandvik is a materials technology company by heritage, and being able to continuously evolve our offering to make our materials even more sustainable, while benefitting our customers, is just fantastic. As part of our everyday operations, we tailor materials to meet customer-specific needs – and develop new alloys to cover up for deficiencies on the market.”

“Cobalt-free maraging steel is excellent combined with Additive Manufacturing. The AM process inherently decreases cycle times which, with a material that offers high strength without losing ductility, will greatly benefit our customers.”

Sandvik will also display its Osprey titanium powder which, being both durable and light, is a material frequently used across a variety of industries such as aerospace and medical. Sandvik’s titanium powders are manufactured in highly automated facilities, with quality management systems certified to AS9100-D and ISO 13485:2016. Managing the full process chain in-house, from raw material through to metal powder and finished component, is said to allow Sandvik to offer high levels of traceability – key in many demanding industries.

The Sandvik-BEAMIT booth will be located in Hall 11, D21.

www.metalpowder.sandvik www.additive.sandvik www.beam-it.eu

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF
 

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

  • Revolution, not evolution: General Motors on building an AM culture and the AM Dream Machine
  • The power of Additive Manufacturing in the hands of artists: Public works to small batch production
  • Growing momentum and broadening recognition: A status update on the rise of Electron Beam PBF
  • Improving carbon capture efficiency through Additive Manufacturing in the race for a liveable climate
  • The System of AM Systems: How Metal Powder Works’ in-process powder production could change metal AM
  • The next generation: Using metal AM to drive emissions reduction and educate the engineers of the future
  • Advances in the AM of refractory metals and hard materials at the 20th Plansee Seminar
  • Additive Manufacturing needs you: Why you and your company should get involved in standards development

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

News from the industry…

    News from the industry…

    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
    Download PDF
    Share via
    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap