VDM and Rosswag partner to advance industrial use of VDM Powder 699 XA

April 30, 2024

A typical micrograph of VDM Powder 699 XA (Courtesy VDM Metals)
A typical micrograph of VDM Powder 699 XA (Courtesy VDM Metals)

VDM Metals, located in Werdohl, Germany, has formed a partnership with Rosswag Engineering, a German metal Additive Manufacturing service provider based in Pfinztal. The aim is to expand the application of VDM Powder 699 XA, a nickel-chromium-aluminium alloy developed for use in highly corrosive environments within the petrochemical industry.

Utilising the Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing, Rosswag can efficiently manufacture function-optimised and complex components. By merging the expertise of both companies in the areas of material development and Additive Manufacturing technology, new applications for this highly corrosion-resistant material have been identified.

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Following extensive testing of the material Rosswag has now qualfied it, making it ready for prototypes and series applications. An official certification for pressure equipment according to the Pressure Equipment, Directive is expected to occur in 2024.

“The powder material VDM Powder 699 XA was specifically developed for its exceptional resistance to Metal Dusting, an extreme form of carburisation. This characteristic makes it ideally suited for demanding industrial applications. Moreover, its excellent weldability facilitates the widespread use of this alloy for the chemical process industry and other high-temperature and corrosive applications,” stated Dr Tatiana Hentrich, Vice President of Sales Metal Powder at VDM Metals.

Philipp Schwarz, Business Development Manager at Rosswag Engineering, shared, “With the material VDM Powder 699 XA, we complement our extensive material portfolio for industrial metal 3D printing. We can now produce highly stressed components with statistically validated material properties up to 600°C.”



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