Sandvik says that has opened its titanium powder plant in Sandviken, Sweden.
Sandvik says that has opened its titanium powder plant in Sandviken, Sweden.

Sandvik says that has opened its titanium powder plant in Sandviken, Sweden.

‘The investment is an important step in meeting the increasing market demands for titanium powder for additive manufacturing,’ the company said in a press release.

‘The additive process results in far less material waste than traditional subtractive techniques, while also encouraging new levels of design freedom,’ said Mikael Schuisky, head of R&D and operations. ‘This is opening up the use of titanium in industries such as automotive and tooling,’

According to the company, the cost and complexity of machining from titanium billet have historically restricted its use to high-value, low volume industries such as aerospace and medical.

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