Additive Manufacturing - Printing Imaginations

Additive Manufacturing (AM), popularly known as “3D-printing”, allows production in shorter lead times, with less weight and shapes which haven’t been possible to realize before..

It underscores the research capabilities of the Group as well as its productivity as a manufacturer of premium metal powder, the starting point for first-rate 3D printing with metals. With the new technology, we are prepared for the future.

As one of the main global innovation drivers, voestalpine is leading the way into the new area of Additive Manufacturing. Based on experience and tradition, by offering the whole value chain from the start to finalization and beyond. All in-house and in one go.

As High Performance Metals Division we cover all steps in the value chain:

A. Manufacturing Service

After being digitally designed in a 3D-CAD model, even the most complex of structures can be “printed” via metal powder layer by layer, which is why it is also called additive manufacturing. 


AM can drive efficiencies because it is able to produce near net-shape parts. That ensures the most effective outcome with nearly waste-less production. No milling nor drilling.

Light weight

With the added freedom of AM design additional shapes and connectivity of multiple parts can be explored. Additive Manufacturing allows highly optimized fabrications designed for the best results in terms of weight and stability.

Faster than ever

From short lead times, fast prototyping to production, Additive Manufacturing sets new standards in production management and execution.

B. Material Expertise in Additive Manufacturing Powder

Key Point of AM Powder Production

  • Powder development and Production
  • Metallurgical expertise
  • Powder is produced on latest atomization techniques and tested in-house on different machines
  • Vacuum induction melting and atomization under inert gas ensure the highest product quality.
  • Powder size distribution between 15 to 45 µm for Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) technology and 45 to 150 µm for Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) technology.
  • Powder Grades

C. Research competence center

Count on our global network in this innovative technology

R&D and manufacturing facilities in GmbH Dusseldorf and Singapore combines the core competences of:

Powder production
Design optimization
Component production

Additive Manufacturing – thinking things new.

As a global technology leader, we offer the full suite of production techniques and services throughout the value chain, supporting and driving innovation and development based on lengthy experience around materials and processing. Starting from the metal powder production and enhancement, to design and manufacturing and including post-processing. We offer the end-to-end solution to be our trusted and reliable business partner.

We are proud of taking responsibility of our customers production process and becoming an integral part of their production cycle. The AM service is also provided by our esteemed brand BÖHLER and Uddeholm.

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