6K Additive acquires Global Metal Powders, LLC

6K Additive has acquired Global Metal Powders (GMP). The acquisition brings additional proprietary manufacturing and recycling capabilities used in preparing material before the UniMelt® spheroidizing process. The acquisition solidifies 6K Additive’s position as the world leader in sustainable titanium and refractory metal powder production. 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, PA, and 6K Additive will continue manufacturing processes at this facility.
The proprietary UniMeltÒ system is the world’s only microwave production-scale plasma system, with a highly uniform and precise plasma zone, zero contamination and high throughput production capabilities. Last year, the company released results from an LCA study conducted by Foresight Management comparing the environmental impact of 6K’s UniMelt microwave plasma technology to current atomization technologies to produce metal powders. The results showed reductions of 90% in energy usage and carbon emissions for its nickel-based alloys and a 75% reduction for its titanium alloys.

Previous articleOrano secures a contract from ITER in the field of SLI
Next articleBodycote acquires two specialists & opens HIP in US
Stainless Steel World is part of The KCI Media Group, a group of companies focused on building and sustaining global communities in the flow control industries. We publish news on a daily basis and connect business-to-business professionals through our online communities, publications, conferences and exhibitions.