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Global Advanced Metals Adds Advanced AM Equipment

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Global Advanced Metals (GAM) Pty. Ltd., the fully integrated tantalum supplier with facilities in Australia, Japan and the United States, has announced the addition of Teksphero plasma spheroidization equipment from Tekna at its process-development facility in Boyertown, PA facility. The equipment, used in the manufacturing of spherical tantalum and other refractory metal powders for advanced additive manufacturing and metal injection molding, produces spherical powders from a variety of tantalum feed materials. Particle sizes range from 10 to 100 µm in narrow or broad particle size distributions. Standard oxygen content is in the range of 600 to 1000 ppm, but low oxygen (< 250 ppm) powders are an option.

“We’re able to create spherical tantalum powders that can be used for 3D printing of prototypes and commercial parts,” says Andrew O’Donovan, chief executive officer of Global Advanced Metals. “The ability to rapidly prototype and produce complex tantalum parts via additive manufacturing offers designers new materials choices for applications in military, aerospace, medical and other demanding industries.”

GAM has developed relationships with experts in the field of laser and e-beam 3D printing to create prototype and commercial parts, leading to the successful printing of tantalum parts with unique physical properties and complex geometries.

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