Our foundation for innovation in Additive Manufacturing is the development of new metal powders in our own steel mills Böhler Edelstahl in Kapfenberg, Austria and Uddeholm in Hagfors, Sweden. A wide range of wire is developed in our facilities from voestalipne Böhler Welding in Hamm, Germany. With our extensive know-how of powder production for highest demanding tool steels we are now able to produce a wide range of purest powders for Additive Manufacturing, which can be adapted to specific applications. Equipped with the knowledge of our material experts, we are a frontrunner in this revolutionary technology.
At our central innovation hub in Düsseldorf, Germany we define the parameters of our new developed powders on various AM machines from manufacturers like Trumpf, DMG Mori, and EOS. Our team supports you with consulting, application development, design and manufacturing of parts with powder bed machines. With our worldwide network we cover a variety of industries worldwide, such as tooling, aerospace, mechanical engineering, and Oil & Gas/CPI.
Our voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center in Singapore manufactures parts with the Laser Metal Deposition Process by using a DMG Mori Lasertec 65 3D and BeAM Modulo 400. Recently we have installed further machines at voestalpine High Performance Metals near Toronto, Canada, in Houston, TX, USA as well as in our voestalpine Technology Institute Asia in Taiwan.
Development along the entire value chain
To develop new material grades for Additive Manufacturing it is mandatory for us to understand and be a solution provider withing AM technologies from powder and parts. Designing, printing and post-processing own parts secure the right feedback to our technicians to develop new material with the needs of the application. As High Performance Metals Division we cover all steps in the value chain:
- Powder development
- Powder production
- Powder parameter definition for various machines
- Design, Application Development
- Post processing (heat treatment, HIP, machining, polishing, coating, etc.)