Bodycote launches Powdermet® for powder metallurgy

Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, introduces Bodycote Powdermet® technologies, a group of additive manufacturing processes used in the production of complex components using powder metallurgy.

Bodycote Powdermet® technologies incorporate new, patent-pending techniques that combine 3D printing with well-established net shape and near net shape techniques. This new technology dramatically reduces the manufacturing time and production cost of a part compared to producing the same part using 3D printing alone.

Powdermet® technologies ensure complete powder consolidation, achieve structural homogeneity, and eliminate internal porosity and unconsolidated powder flaws.

Bodycote provides a full range of heat treatment, hot isostatic pressing (HIP) and electrical discharge machining (EDM) services across North America and Europe tailored specifically to support the needs of companies manufacturing metal components utilising 3D printing®.