Sandvik partners with KBM Advanced Materials to increase metal powder accessibility in the US

Sandvik has signed a distributor agreement with KBM Advanced Materials that will increase access to its Osprey metal powders in the US market.

KBM Advanced Materials specializes in financing, selling, and distributing metal powders for, amongst other processes, AM and MIM. The company has a unique distribution network in the US, bridging the gap between a dispersed customer base and metal powder producers – with a business model set up to facilitate both customers and inventory providers along the metal powder supply chain.

Andrew Coleman, head of metal powder and additive manufacturing at Sandvik, said: “We are thrilled to offer our customers in the United States easy access to our market-leading range of Osprey metal powders. We are seeing increasing demand for our high-quality powders and have listened to our customers’ needs for a US-based stock with short delivery times.”

Last year, Sandvik opened an e-commerce platform Osprey Online, offering the European market a selection of metal powder for AM from stock. This partnership with KBM means that the US customer base now also gets easy access to Osprey metal powders.

Kevin Kemper, CEO of KBM, said: "On-demand availability of products drives growth in the metal powder industry, and our e-commerce solution features an easy-to-use interface, secure online transactions, detailed product information, pricing transparency, and the ability to ship products within a day of purchase. Our customers will embrace the addition of Sandvik’s quality products to the KBM marketplace increasing demand for Osprey metal powders."