The companies will combine H.C. Starck's metal powder and rp+m’s AM capabilities to develop new technology materials and alloys, as well as products using additive manufacturing tools.

"H.C. Starck's agreement with rp+m extends our capabilities and puts us on the leading edge to providing components to the medical and security imaging industries,” said Dmitry Shashkov, member of H.C. Starck's executive board and head of the fabricated products division. “It extends our portfolio with 3D lead-free products for collimators and anti-scatter grids for CT scanners, SPECT and gamma cameras using this latest technology.”

"We are excited to accelerate focused efforts on our technology in refractory metals in BinderJet printing for additive manufacturing with H.C. Starck,” said Anthony Hughes, president and CTO of rp+m. "This is a unique opportunity to gain access to the global market, advance processing material capabilities and push our technology forward.”