Photomicrograph of AncorTi titanium powder from GKN Hoeganaes.
Photomicrograph of AncorTi titanium powder from GKN Hoeganaes.

GKN Hoeganaes has agreed to enter into a joint venture agreement with TLS Technik to manufacture titanium powders in North America for additive manufacturing (AM) applications.

TLS is located in Bitterfeld, Germany, and has 20 years of experience manufacturing titanium powder for the AM market. The new joint venture follows on from GKN’s previously announced powder R&D efforts in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.

The new facility plans to open in 2017 and will strengthen GKN’s market leadership with technology suitable for serial production of titanium powders at the high quality standards required for additive manufacturing, the company says.

This story is reprinted from material from GKN Hoeganaes, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.