Hoeganaes Corporation has launched AncorAM, a new product line of metal powders engineered for additive manufacturing (AM).

The first offering in this series is AncorTi titanium powder, available in Ti6Al4V alloy and commercially pure grades. AncorTi is a spherical powder designed for applications in additive manufacturing, metal injection molding, and hot isostatic pressing.  The Ti6Al4V alloys exhibit a high strength-to-weight ratio with excellent corrosion resistance and biocompatibility, according to the company, making them suitable for aerospace, medical, chemical and marine applications parts. AncorTi is available in particle sizes optimized for electron beam melting (EBM) and selective laser melting (SLM) manufacturing.

Hoeganaes’ entry into the AM market comes at the same time as a multi-million dollar expansion of its Innovation Center in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.  The expansion includes a pilot atomizing facility dedicated to the development of AM powders and scalable production of advanced metal powders.

Knowledge base

‘As a new technology, additive manufacturing requires a supplier whose knowledge base is exceptional in metal powder manufacturing, has a true understanding of metal powder properties suitable for the AM processes and a history of meeting exacting requirements for quality, supply, and certification of PM materials,’ said Richard Kallee, director of business development for powder and AM. ‘Hoeganaes has put the resources in place to become a long-term market leader in this emerging sector.’

Hoeganaes is already collaborating with new customers to supply AncorTi for aerospace applications using additive manufacturing. 

This story is reprinted from material from Hoeganaes, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.