6K Additive increase production capacity for AM powders

6K Additive plans to significantly increase production capacity for additive manufacturing powders. The plan includes 20,000 sq/ft of additional powder production capacity with four new UniMelt microwave plasma systems as well as the addition of a 15,000 sq/ft material feedstock preparation building. Adding the feedstock preparation facility to the Burgettstown, Pennsylvania 45-acre campus, provides 6K Additive with vertical integration of feedstock sizing for nickel and titanium in the same location. This will help to streamline operations, provide faster delivery, and ultimate control and quality of the powder produced. The Burgettstown plant currently produces a full range of powders including nickel 718 & 625, titanium-64, stainless steel and copper as well as capabilities to produce aluminium alloys. 6K Additive also runs two dedicated UniMelt production systems co-located in the company’s parent headquarters in North Andover, Massachusetts producing tungsten, rhenium and niobium-based alloys for hypersonic, defense, and rocket applications.

6K Additive’s mission is to provide a solution for global decarbonization in producing performance materials that are critical to production in markets such as aerospace, defense, medical and industrial applications.

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