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November 14, 2018
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The Renishaw additive manufacturing technology in a Sandvik facility in Sweden. Image courtesy of Renishaw
Swedish technology and materials firm Sandvik and UK-based engineering company Renishaw plan to collaborate on the development of new materials for metal additive manufacturing, new technologies and approaches to processing and post-processing, a Renishaw press release announced Tuesday.
“Renishaw is a leader and innovator in metal AM and metrology, positioning it as a perfect AM partner,” Robin Westin, marketing manager in Renishaw’s Additive Manufacturing Products division, said in a statement. “Sandvik is well established throughout the AM value chain, with a leading position in fine metal powder for additive manufacturing and world-leading expertise when it comes to post-processing methods like machining, heat treatment, and sintering. Our collaboration will strengthen Sandvik’s position during a period of rapid growth in the metal additive manufacturing industries.”
High productivity, multi-laser RenAM 500Q printing systems produced by Renishaw were recently supplied to Sandvik, enabling the firm to increase its productivity.
“Sandvik has a leading position within the AM metal powder market and has made sizeable investments in different AM printing process technologies for metal components since 2013. The recent addition of multi-laser RenAM500Q systems will complement our current printing portfolio in a very good way – and further strengthen Sandvik’s leading position as a powder supplier to the AM-market.”
In February this year, Sandvik announced plans to open a new, $25 million manufacturing plant for titanium and nickel fine metal powders in Sweden, Powder & Bulk Solids reported. The new facility is slated to commence operations in 2020.
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