Tekna, a subsidiary of Arendals Fossekompani ASA with its headquarters in Sherbrooke, Canada, has successfully completed metal powder qualifications for Additive Manufacturing with aircraft manufacturer Boeing.
The company states that it is the first worldwide supplier to be qualified by Boeing for the production of Boeing Material Specification (BMS) titanium alloy powders and BMS aluminium alloy powders for Additive Manufacturing. Tekna believes that this further positions the company as a key powder supplier for aerospace OEMs and their related Additive Manufacturing service bureaux.
“Tekna is proud to meet Boeing’s demanding BMS specification and to be its first qualified powder manufacturer for BMS Titanium (Ti64) and BMS Aluminum (AlSi10Mg),” stated Luc Dionne, CEO at Tekna. “Furthermore, Tekna manages a robust supply chain, from ingot to packaged spherical powders, thus ensuring reliable supply and material traceability.”