The obvious benefits additive manufacturing can offer such as, JIT production (parts on demand), inventory reduction, streamlined supply chains, and improved sustainability (reducing energy use and carbon footprint) positions AM as a core pillar of the digitalization strategy for many organizations.
While additive manufacturing offers a nearly endless range of possibilities, there are industry segments where voestalpine has a special focus. These relate to the core business segments of steel production, plastic injection molding, high pressure die casting, oil & gas and automotive.
We have a long history of supporting these industries through our High Performance Metals division, meaning we understand your needs.
Our Additive Manufacturing metal powders are produced from the highest quality raw materials produced in our own European steel mills, ensuring full traceability through the manufacturing process.
Our powders are produced using latest vacuum induction melting and atomization techniques, with analysis and testing performed in-house at our state of the art metallurgical laboratories.
Conformal cooling channels can be designed to accommodate new features in existing tooling hardware, such as ejector pins and hot runner systems, allowing new and existing tooling to be improved with minimum disruption.
Correctly designed and well implemented conformal cooling systems can result in reduced cycle times, lower defect rates, and higher tool productivity.
When we combine the capabilities of Additive Manufacturing with our unique materials and state-of-the-art cooling system designs, our AM high pressure die casting inserts consistently outperform their conventional counterparts.
This results in additional value for our customers through the reduction of cycle times, improved tool life and fewer part defects.
We have a long history of producing high performance alloys for the oil & gas industry. Therefore, our Additive Manufacturing solutions are designed to meet the most stringent industry quality requirements.
We use state-of-the-art technologies in our AM processes from initial concept through to finished functional parts. With our focus on both Laser Powder Bed and Laser Powder Deposition technologies, we can support a wide range of oil & gas applications.
We supply a wide array of high performance materials to the aerospace and automotive industries, these include high quality steels for dies and molds, and specially alloys for finished components as well as open and closed die forgings.
We use our many years of expertise in these industries to further develop our additive manufacturing solutions. In this way, we ensure that our AM products precisely meet customer needs and offer future-proof solutions for both industries.
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