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.

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