LPW Technology (LPW) and Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd (GAM) have announced cooperative agreement to further demonstrate suitability of spheroidized tantalum metal powder for 3D metal printing.
GAM is the world leader in tantalum powder technology, and offers powders in nodular, angular, fractal and spherical morphologies for a wide range of critical applications. Successful demonstration of laser 3D printing of tantalum offers GAM customers another powder option with which to serve medical, dental, military, aerospace and other markets via tantalum-based additive manufacturing. Tantalum offer superior osteointegration, higher biocompatibility and reduced stress shielding with respect to current metals and alloys used for medical implants.
LPW Technology is the market leader in the manufacture, development and processing of high-quality metal powders for additive manufacturing, and provides a comprehensive range of solutions and services for the AM industry. These include the development and testing of new alloys, expert application support, and innovative end-to-end hardware and software.