Sandvik to begin production of titanium powder at new atomiser plant

October 3, 2019

Sandvik to begin production of titanium powder at new atomiser plant
Sandvik AB headquarters and production facilities in Sandviken, Sweden (Courtesy Sandvik AB)

Sandvik AB is adding titanium powder specifically developed for Additive Manufacturing to its range of Osprey™ metal powders. A new state-of-the-art atomising plant for the production of titanium powders, the result of an investment amounting to SEK 200 million, will be inaugurated in Sandviken, Sweden, on October 22, 2019.

With the recent additions of titanium and nickel-based superalloys to its powder offering for AM, the company believes that it offers one of the widest product ranges in the industry. It is also capable of customising materials to suit customer specifications.

Kristian Egeberg, President of Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, stated, “With 157 years of leading materials expertise and more than forty years’ experience in powder manufacturing, Sandvik is a true expert when it comes to gas-atomised AM-powders, as well as in matching or adapting the materials to the customer’s specific print processes and applications.”

Sandvik’s new state-of-the-art titanium powder plant will produce titanium powders with low oxygen and nitrogen levels and will include a high level of automation, said to ensure even better reliability and consistency. It has a dedicated downstream sizing and large scale blending and packing facility. The plant will initially produce Osprey™ Ti-6Al-4V Grade 5 and Osprey™ Ti-6Al-4V Grade 23.

The new titanium powder plant is located close to Sandvik’s Additive Manufacturing Center. With all relevant Additive Manufacturing processes for metals in-house, Sandvik stated that it can adapt the powder to any Additive Manufacturing process.

Sandvik to begin production of titanium powder at new atomiser plant
Sandvik’s Additive Manufacturing Center incorporates a number of relevant AM processes for metals (Courtesy Sandvik AB)

“Besides being a leading supplier of metal powder for Additive Manufacturing, we have since 2013 made sizeable investments into a wide range of AM process technologies for metal components, including Powder Bed Fusion (Laser and Electron Beam) and Binder Jetting,” Egeberg added. “Adding seventy-five years in post-processing methods like metal cutting, sintering and heat treatment, Sandvik has well-established and leading expertise across the entire AM value chain.”

In January 2019, Sandvik merged its Powder and Additive Manufacturing divisions. As a result, it now offers services covering the full metal AM process chain, from powder production to the supply of finished AM components. In July 2019, the company acquired a significant stake in BeamIT, Italy, an Additive Manufacturing service provider to the aerospace, automotive, energy and racing industries. The company is a trusted supplier of advanced metal AM and holds a number of quality certifications, including AS 9100 for aerospace and NADCAP approval.

Download the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Our latest issue is now available to view online or download in PDF format.

As well as an extensive AM industry news section, this 184-page issue includes articles and reports on:

  • Cheaper powders, faster build speeds and no thermal stresses? How AM is going supersonic at SPEE3D
  • Current perspectives on metal AM: Hype, volume manufacturing and the geographies of production
  • AM Ventures: An insider’s perspective on venture capital for start-ups in Additive Manufacturing
  • Binder Jetting and beyond: Optimising the use of metal powders for Additive Manufacturing
  • From lightweighting and material efficiency to energy consumption: Where are we on AM’s sustainability journey?
  • AM’s industrial impact celebrated as Sweden hosts ASMET’s fourth Metal Additive Manufacturing Conference
  • Euro PM2019: Effects of humidity and storage conditions on Additive Manufacturing powder quality
  • > More information

Latest news


    Sign up to our e-newsletter, sent weekly to AM professionals and end-users around the world. We'll also let you know each time a new issue of Metal AM magazine is available.

    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 in PDF format, in either single page format or as double-page “spreads” for viewing on large monitors. All downloads are free of charge. Go to archive...

    Connect with us

    Visit our social media channels and sign up to our e-newsletter

    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap