Höganäs has invested in a new sintering furnace, in order to meet the growing demand for 3D printed components and additional material alternatives. The investment enables an increased output of metal components using Höganäs’ proprietary technology Digital Metal®. “The new furnace has significantly increased the production capacity and is also able to sinter a wider range of metal powders,” comments Bo-Göran Andersson, Technical Director for Additive Manufacturing at Höganäs. The high temperature furnace provides variable sintering atmosphere settings and very precise adjustment of temperature profiles, crucial to the sintering of high quality metal components. “It was a complex installation with many parameters to take into account,” tell technicians Tomas Olsson and Christer Palmquist. Digital Metal is one of the 3D metal printing technologies, enabling the production of complex objects which would be costly to produce using traditional methods.