Osaka Titanium technologies Co. Ltd., headquartered in Amagasaki, Japan, is expanding its range of titanium powders suited to metal Additive Manufacturing processes. Following external testing and evaluation, the company’s TILOP grade of gas atomised spherical titanium powder is now available for AM systems. Osaka Titanium stated that it is also focussing on its TILOP64 grade for AM, a Ti-6Al-4V powder produced using a unique premixed atomisation process.
Osaka Titanium is one of the largest manufacturers of titanium products in the world, having begun commercially manufacturing titanium in Japan in 1952. As well as titanium sponge and titanium ingots, the company has made its TILOP gas atomised titanium powder for the Metal Injection Moulding, Powder Metallurgy and spraying industries for over 20 years.
Taking advantage of the company’s experience and knowledge of high quality titanium sponge and powder manufacturing technologies, Osaka Titanium stated that it aims to proactively develop the market for titanium powder for Additive Manufacturing, both at home and abroad, in response to the varied needs of the industry.
Additive Manufacturing systems capable of processing titanium powder can vary widely, employing different melting methods, requiring different powder sizes and having different powder supply methods. As well these differences, consideration has to be given to the shape of the end component and intended end-use sector such as aerospace, medical, general industrial, etc.
As the technological development of Additive Manufacturing systems is progressing rapidly, Osaka Titanium states that it is committed to continue developing its powders to suit future Additive Manufacturing requirements.