Sandvik recently inaugurated its highly automated titanium powder plant in Sandviken, Sweden. The investment is an important step in meeting the increasing market demands for titanium powder for additive manufacturing.
Sandvik offers the widest alloy program on the market. The launch of titanium powders supports a growing trend towards the 3D printing of titanium parts.
Titanium is noted for having exceptional material properties, being strong yet light and offering high levels of corrosion resistance. At the same time, it is biocompatible. However, the cost and complexity of machining from titanium billet have historically restricted its use to high-value, low volume industries such as aerospace and medical.