World’s metal powder suppliers set for Hamburg, AM high on the agenda

September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016

The world’s leading metal powder suppliers, including a significant number with activities in metal Additive Manufacturing, will be exhibiting at the World PM2016 Congress, Hamburg, Germany, from October 9-13, 2016.

Metal AM related metal powder companies exhibiting at World PM2016 are listed alphabetically at the end of this story.

The World PM congress series takes place every two years, with the event rotating between Europe, Asia and North America. Around 2000 congress participants are expected at this year’s event, which is organised by the European Powder Metallurgy Association.

Metal Additive Manufacturing is becoming an increasingly important aspect of the event series. In addition to metal powder suppliers, the exhibition features suppliers of powder production and analysis technology, metal powder forming technologies and sintering/vacuum heat treatment systems.


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Please note that this only allows access to the exhibition and separate paid registration is required for those wishing to attend the technical sessions.


Metal powder suppliers for AM at World PM2016

Data as published in the World PM2016 Technical Programme



As a leading firm and well known powder supplier in China, AT&M has been engaged in atomized powders over forty years.

It provides its customer with six categories and over fifty types ultra fine alloy powder, that include: soft magnetic powders, industrial diamond catalyst powders, pre-alloyed matrix powders for diamond tools, ultra-fine gas and water atomized stainless steel powders for metal injection moulding (MIM), high speed steel powders, super alloy powders and thermal spray coating powders, and new 3D printing raw powder.

The company also provides its customer with precision components by using MIM process that used in the ICT, automotive, medical and mechanical industries.



AMETEK Specialty Metal Products provides metal powders, master alloys, clad metals, metal strip, engineered shaped components, thin foils and specialty tubes for a variety of applications. These materials are used in automotive, aerospace, energy, lock & hardware, marine, medical and general industry.

AMETEK’s metal powder technologies include both Water and Gas Atomization to support P/M, MIM, and additive manufacturing applications. AMETEK is a global leader in the production of Stainless Steel Powders and Titanium Powders.



AP&C Advanced Powders & Coatings produces plasma atomized spherical metal powders  which are designed specifically for additive manufacturing technologies. AP&C quality powders offers, low oxygen content, high purity, ceramic free melting, excellent flowability, highly spherical powders with very few satellites.

AP&C also offers tailored size distributions and tracability form ingot to powder. AP&C core expertise is Ti, Ti alloys and high meting point metals.


Atomising Systems

Atomising Systems (ASL) designs and supplies atomisers for the world’s powder metal producers, with over 140 atomisers supplied in some 35 countries.With its experienced technical team, ASL offers a range of services from contract R&D and consultancy through to turn-key systems, often with innovative high efficiency solutions. ASL manufactures a wide range of metal powders in its comprehensive powder production facility in Sheffield, England, with:

  • 3500t/annum water atomising
  • 600t/annum gas atomising
  • 30kg batch R+D atomisers


Carpenter Powder Products

CPP is a producer of gas atomised powders such as Stainless, Duplex and Superduplex steel, tool steel / high speed steel, Fe-, Ni-and Co-based alloys for the use in Metal Injection Molding (MIM), Additive Manufacturing (SLM/LMD), Laser and PTA Cladding and Thermal Spraying, or for conversion to powder metallurgie ingots and near net shapes (NNS) by means of hot isostatic pressing (HIP).

At production sites in Sweden and USA, CPP operates different atomizing technologies (AIM / Protected Atm / VIM) which produce clean and super clean powders for metal injection moulding and laser melting processes up to coarser powders for thermal spraying, Laser and PTA cladding and near net shape processes for demanding applications. With the new dual tower super alloy powder facility in Athens/Alabama CPP produce powders meeting the stringent quality requirements for aircraft rotating parts!


Ecka Granules

The technological leader in non-ferrous materials; offering our customers “Global Solutions in Metal PowdersTM”. With manufacturing sites in 7 countries, we offer aluminium/aluminium alloys, copper/copper alloys, copper oxide, electrolytic copper, lead, magnesium, plain bearing alloys, silver coated, tin, zinc and various specialty alloys in a wide range of particle sizes from coarse to ultrafine (<1um). Products include powders, pastes, ingots, granules and turnings.



Erasteel, of Eramet group, is the world leading producer of Pearl® metal powders and supplies a wide range of alloys: Ni-base and Co- base alloys, stainless steels & tool steels:

  • Pearl® Micro powders produced by VIM gas atomization for Additive Manufacturing (SLM, EBM, LMD), MIM, and other specialty
  • Pearl® powders produced by gas atomization for Near Net Shape metal components produced by Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP).



Heraeus is an Independent family-owned technology group which is globally active with over 12,000 employees at over 100 sites in 38 countries. Over 160 years of experience with materials, especially related to metals and precious metals in combination with strong application know-how.

Beyond metal powders of high and consistent quality, Heraeus also offers the right printing parameters for your specific component. Furthermore, we support you in optimizing your design for additive manufacturing, in low-volume manufacturing as well as recycling of excess metal powder.



Hoeganaes Corporation has been a world leader in the development of metal powders and a driving force behind the growth in the PM industry for over 65 years. Hoeganaes has fueled that growth with successive waves of technology, expanding the use of metal powders for a diverse set of industries, primarily ferrous powders for pressed and sintered parts, but also including Additive Manufacturing, casting, brazing, photocopy, chemical, EMI shielding and other metallurgical



Höganäs develops, manufactures and sells metal powders that open up a world of opportunities. Our product range includes pure iron and low-alloy steel powders, stainless steel powders as well as press-ready powder mixes. Höganäs products are tailored to meet demands on part precision, productivity, performance and cost.

Some of our brands, such as Distaloy®, AstaloyTM and Starmix®, are today regarded as industry standards. In the Höganäs PoP Centre, we invite customers and endusers to jointly work with application engineering and prototyping. This enables us to develop innovative PM solutions such as high load-carrying transmission gears, and to continuously expand the market for metal powder technology. We push the limits of metal powder.


JSC Polema

JSC POLEMA, a subsidiary company of Industrial Metallurgical Holding (IMH), produces water- and gas atomized powders, reduced powders with Ni, Co, Fe, Cu, Cr, stainless steel base; alloys and composites for brazing and coating; refractory semi-finished W and Mo sheets, plates, rods, sputtering targets, crucibles and pans, boats, screens, electrodes; heavy-current WCu and CuCr contact materials.

JSC POLEMA is a major global producer of unique pure electrolytic refined chromium and high purity 99,99% sputtering targets, evaporable cathodes. Among new products, that JSC POLEMA is currently working on are MIM and additive powders.


Magnesium Elektron

Magnesium Elektron has three metal powder manufacturing plants. It markets ground and atomized powders, including pure magnesium, magnesium alloy, PTFE, and specialty alloy powders. A range of particulate shapes and sizes are offered: chips, granules, coarse and fine powders.

Other products include magnesium alloy billets, ingots, plates, sheets, and extrusions; flameless ration heaters; selfheating meals and beverages; chemical response kits; and sea water desalination kits. Market segments: protection, aerospace, healthcare, graphic arts, oil & gas and specialty applications.


Oerlikon Metco

Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of sur-face technologies, equipment, materials, services, specialized machining services and components.

The surface technologies such as Thermal Spray and Laser Cladding improve the performance and increase efficiency and reliability. As innovation leader, Oerlikon Metco is forging new paths with materials for addi-tive manufacturing (AM).

Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power generation, automotive, oil & gas, industrial and other specialized markets and operates a dynamically growing network of more than 40 sites in EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific.

Oerlikon Metco, together with Oerlikon Balzers, belongs to the Surface Solutions Segment of the Switzerland-based Oerlikon Group (SIX: OERL).


Sandvik Osprey

Located in the UK, Sandvik Osprey is a world class manufacturer of high-quality gas-atomised powders specializing in the production of ‘fine’ powders. Sandvik Osprey offers an unrivalled range of pre-alloyed and master alloy powders specifically designed for advanced applications such as Metal Injection Moulding (MIM), Additive Manufacturing (AM) 3D Printing, Coatings (Thermal and Cold Spray), Brazing, HIPping and Filters/Foams.


Tekna Plasma

Tekna is the worldwide leader in induction plasma technology and its applications. A technology used for production of spherical powders, nanopowders, and/ or coatings. Tekna also offer’s high quality powders:

  • Spherical powder: High flowability, high density, controlled chemistry and oxygen level. The materials offered could be metallic (Ti64, Inconels, Al Alloys, W, Ta, Mo, …) or ceramic (WC, …)
  • Nanopowders: Principally spherical shaped however may also be nanotubes (Cu, Si, B4C, BNNT, …)


US Metal Powders

Global producer of nodular and spherical atomized aluminum powders, pre-alloyed and premixed powders for powder metallurgy (PM), metal injection molding (MIM), additive manufacturing (AM), aluminum pellets, and aluminum pigments.

Manufacturing facilities can be seen at the websites for the USA and for France. Representative in the Americas for Jiangxi Yuean Superfine Metal’s sale of carbonyl iron and stainless steel powders for MIM and other applications.



iPowder® is USD`s unique, high-quality, pre-alloyed, gas-water combined atomized metal powder. We offer a wide range of standard and tailored alloys which are specifically designed for metal injection molding. iPowder® stands for unique green part and as sintered chemical and mechanical properties.

Our products are suitable for all available feedstock systems and could be adjusted according to the exact requirement. iPowder® (like 1070, 4140,420W,430L,440C, 17-4PH, 316L, HK30, Kovar, CuNi25, Fe6.5SiCr and FePBNbC) is worldwide used – for example 3C products incl. mobile phone frames, SIM card holders, watch housings etc. Contact USD to get more information about the economical, reliable and high quality iPowder®



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