6K launches Premium Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing from sustainable sources

Published 04 November 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: manufacturing, automotive, additive manufacturing, materials, tech, aerospace, 6k

The UniMelt process used by 6K delivers premium spherical powder stock for AM

By using a combination of its UniMelt microwave plasma platform and in-house Alloy Reclamation technology, 6K has announced the launch of its new ‘best-in-class’ additive manufacturing powders.

The ability to reclaim materials and process almost any type of metal, alloy, or ceramic feedstock - including machining swarf, 3D printed support material, or botched prints - into premium powders means that any alloy that is currently capable of being machined has the potential to become powder for additive manufacturing.

“Furthermore,” added 6K’s CEO Dr Aaron Bent, “we can create new AM powders previously not possible: powders engineered from non-eutectic alloys such as high-entropy alloys, or designer aluminium alloys capable of printing in powder bed fusion systems.”

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