Oerlikon Metco has expanded its range of superalloy powders for new applications in laser-based and electron beam additive manufacturing (AM).

For key applications, superalloy materials are preferred for their strength and corrosion resistance at high temperatures.

 ‘Additive manufacturing has created an increased interest for developing metals and alloys materials,’ said materials product line manager, Thomas Glynn. ‘The boost in process-specific powder development activities prepared us to meet this market trend through innovations that reinforce our knowledge in the relationship between powder characteristics and resulting component quality.’ 

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