Seurat qualifies 6K Additive’s stainless steel powder for sustainable Additive Manufacturing

March 15, 2024

March 15, 2024

6K Additive, a division of 6K Inc. based in Andover, Massachusetts, USA, has announced that Seurat Technologies, Wilmington, Massachusetts, has qualified its 316L stainless steel powder for the company’s ‘Area Printing’ technology, a form of Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing.

Seurat’s pilot factory in the Greater Boston area will reportedly have the capacity to produce more than 25 tons of metal parts annually and be 100% powered by clean energy. Compared to conventional atomisation, 6K Additive is said to consume far less energy and significantly lowers carbon emissions in its manufacturing process by leveraging sustainable feedstock sources, utilising a highly efficient microwave plasma process, and delivering 90%+ yields.

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“Our partnership with 6K Additive is beneficial for Seurat on several fronts,” stated Ben Fotovvati, Additive Manufacturing Process Engineer at Seurat Technologies. “Not only are we partnering with a supplier that can meet our powder quality requirements, but we are also teaming with a leader in sustainably sourced materials, which aligns perfectly with our decarbonisation mission.”

Powered by 100% green energy, Seurat is reinventing and reshoring manufacturing with its Area Printing technology developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This metal Additive Manufacturing technology delivers high-precision, high-volume, decarbonised manufacturing, which Seurat anticipates can directly mitigate as much as 100 million tons of CO2 by 2030.

“Our ability to leverage machining scrap, used powders, and other revert feedstock for a wide variety of metal powders sets us apart from any other powder supplier in the industry with regard to sustainability. Backed by the efficiency of our UniMelt process, it’s clear why 6K Additive is considered a leader in sustainable powder production for AM,” commented Nick Pflugh, Chief Commercial Officer for 6K Additive. “Customers now have a very compelling reason to work with Seurat for part production, powered by the world’s most sustainably sourced powder from 6K Additive.”

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