Sandvik Osprey Ltd has formed a relationship with Desktop Metal to be a preferred supplier of a range of its alloy powders for the recently-released 3D printing systems, the DM Studio and DM Production systems.

According to the company, fine, gas atomized powders are suitable for Desktop Metal’s technology which delivers a highly-loaded powder/binder mixture to the print head to achieve higher density parts with low sintering shrinkage.

Sandvik Osprey has a product database exceeding 3000 alloys and the powders are clean and spherical leading to uniform flow and high packing density, the company says.

‘We look forward to supporting the growth in demand for consumers of the new Desktop Metal technology who we expect to come from all major industrial sectors,’ said Richard J Park, managing director of Sandvik Osprey Limited. 

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