GKN begins production of titanium powder for AM in USA

GKN Hoeganaes, a global leader in the production of high quality metal powders, has started production at its additive manufacturing powder facility co-located with its Powder Innovation Center in Cinnaminson, NJ, USA. This new powder atomizing facility is part of the joint venture with TLS Technik of Germany announced last year and provides customers with a North American source for titanium and other specialized powders for additive manufacturing.

This brand new facility now serves as the USA production hub for AncorAM™ powder products and includes full scale atomizing and powder finishing for titanium alloys and other specialty powders for metal additive manufacturing.

AncorAM™ metal powders are produced on full production scale processing equipment and have been engineered with alloy chemistry and powder characteristics specifically designed for additive manufacturing, focusing on final product consistency. Additionally, GKN Hoeganaes is developing a family of new powder alloys for additive manufacturing including advanced titanium powders to be used in applications that require high oxidation-resistance, specialized nickel-based alloys to be for high temperature applications, and nickel-titanium powders engineered for use in advanced medical devices.