6K Additive buys Global Metal Powders

6K Additive, a division of 6K Inc, has acquired Global Metal Powders (GMP), strengthening its position in sustainable titanium and refractory metal powder production.

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The acquisition brings additional proprietary manufacturing and recycling capabilities used in preparing material before the UniMelt spheroidizing process. Using GMP’s proprietary technology, 6K Additive will manufacture customized powders from a variety of revert streams across many metal alloys including, titanium (Ti), chromium (Cr), molybdenum (Mo), niobium (Nb), tantalum (Ta), and tungsten (W).

GMP’s manufacturing plant is based in New Castle, Pennsylvania, and 6K Additive will continue manufacturing processes at this facility.

“As the market for sustainably produced powder continues to grow, 6K Additive is the only one equipped to meet the manufacturing volumes demanded by customers for sustainably produced powder, specifically titanium and refractory metals,” said Frank Roberts, president of 6K Additive. “Adding the operational horsepower that GMP brings to our organization allows us to not only keep pace with the high demand we are seeing for our powders but also further close the recycling loop, which leads to a lower overall part cost for our customers.”