voestalpine expands 3D printing to Austria and Sweden

After the successful start of the voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center in Düsseldorf, Germany, the voestalpine Group’s High Performance Metals Division consistently continues its international expansion of this pioneering technology. voestalpine is investing some EUR 20 M in expanding metal powder production for additive manufacturing at its subsidiaries Böhler Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG, Austria, and Uddeholms AB, Sweden.

Metal additive manufacturing—also known as 3D printing—offers a lot of future potential, especially in sectors such as the aerospace, automotive, toolmaking, and medical industries that require very sophisticated custom products.

Both voestalpine production companies (Böhler Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG, Austria, and Uddeholms AB, Sweden) benefit from long-standing experience in manufacturing powder steels. In total, the voestalpine Group is currently investing around EUR 50 M in building up leading expertise in the area of metal additive manufacturing.