The process is particular suitable for making highly complex concave or bracing parts out of pure tungsten.
The process is particular suitable for making highly complex concave or bracing parts out of pure tungsten.

The company plans to make the parts for medical applications, in particular high precision parts for X-ray collimation targeting the CT/PET/SPECT market. “In addition, we also started to design and produce parts for industrial use,” says Harry Kleijnen, head of development at Smit Röntgen.

It says that the process is particular suitable for making highly complex concave or bracing parts out of pure tungsten.

“When talking to major players in medical and non-medical fields, it becomes evident that being able to 3D print pure tungsten parts does attract global attention,” said Pieter Nuijts, marketing and sales manager. “By mastering this technique, the possibilities for creating new innovative products and niche markets are endless.”