Tekna and Aperam sign MoU on spherical powders for Additive Manufacturing

November 19, 2018

Tekna, a supplier of plasma induction systems and metal powders based in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aperam, Luxembourg, to jointly develop high quality spherical metal powders for use in Additive Manufacturing and Metal Injection Moulding (MIM).

The industrial partnership will see the production of spherical powders of nickel superalloys and steels, and is expected to benefit from the existing knowledge, expertise and industrial facilities of both Aperam and Tekna.

Luc Dionne, CEO of Tekna Plasma Systems, commented, “This agreement is a major step in Tekna’s growth strategy in the markets of Additive Manufacturing. Tekna is proud to team up with Aperam, a partner whose dynamism, innovation and reputation are widely recognised in the industry.”

Timoteo Di Maulo, CEO of Aperam, added, “We are very proud of today’s agreement with Tekna, which is part of our strategy to further transform our business and address the next generation needs of our customers through new technologies. This collaboration also enables us to further consolidate our leading position in the Nickel alloys and speciality steels markets.”

Aperam is a global provider of stainless, electrical and speciality steel, and is organised across three primary segments: Stainless & Electrical Steel, Services & Solutions and Alloys & Specialties. The company has 2.5 million tonnes of flat stainless and electrical steel capacity in Brazil and Europe.

www.aperam.com

www.tekna.com

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 196-page issue includes articles and reports on:

  • Siemens: Digitalisation enables the industrialisation of metal Additive Manufacturing at Finspång
  • GKN Powder Metallurgy: Moving metal Additive Manufacturing towards mass production with HP
  • Conformal cooling: How AM is increasing efficiency and quality in the injection moulding industry
  • EOS: Developing metal Additive Manufacturing for a truly digital factory
  • Metal Additive Manufacturing in China: An overview of systems manufacturers
  • Binder Jetting and FDM: A comparison with Laser Powder Bed Fusion and Metal Injection Moulding
  • Additive Manufacturing: Myths, misconceptions and untruths
  • Metal Additive Manufacturing: A simulation provider’s perspective
  • AMPM2018: Process parameter control, corrosion resistance and feedstock extrusion highlighted
  • > More information

Latest news

    E-newsletter

    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