Count on our lead in an innovative technology
Additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D printing, is one of the most innovative and revolutionary manufacturing methods we see today.
At voestalpine, we are laying the foundation for innovation in additive manufacturing by developing new metal powders that can be adapted to specific applications. Equipped with the knowledge of our material experts, we are a frontrunner in this revolutionary technology.
So far, there have been limited materials to choose from when it comes to printing metal parts as they have mostly been developed to be easy to print, rather than at a specification needed for more demanding applications. We see the opportunity this new technology brings and the possibilities for optimising the materials. So are developing alloys with focus on the application to bring maximum added value to the user while still being able to be printed.
Complete Solutions from a single source
An essential part of the success of our additive manufacturing operations is a comprehensive understanding of each and every process in the value chain. We provide additive manufacturing solutions from start to finish, from the development & production of the powder and design of the parts, to the actual manufacturing process, machining, heat treatment and coating of the finished component.
- Additive advantages
- Increased geometric freedom
- Increased part functionality
- Weight reduction of parts
- No tooling costs
- Economical low volume production
- Production on demand
- Reduced lead times
- Reduced raw material consumption
- Thermal and flow optimisation