Sandvik and BEAMIT are showcasing their combined metal powder and Additive Manufacturing capabilities at Formnext 2019, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, November 19–22. Earlier this year, Sandvik acquired a significant stake in BEAMIT and the joint Sandvik-BEAMIT booth showcases several industrial AM customer use-cases made from a wide range of materials produced via different additive processes, along with Sandvik’s range of Osprey metal powders, which now includes its new nickel-based superalloys and titanium powders.
Sandvik states that its new, high-grade powders can be used to produce light but extremely durable components with internal geometries that maximise their performance characteristics, making them suitable for use in demanding industries such as aerospace, automotive and energy. With these additions to the material programme, the company reports that it now offers one of the widest alloy programmes on the Additve Manufacturing market.
“By co-exhibiting at Formnext, our customers will have the opportunity to experience and discuss the complementary and combined power of Sandvik and BEAMIT,” stated Kristian Egeberg, President of Sandvik Additive Manufacturing. “The Additive Manufacturing sector is developing fast, and there is a need for AM-specialist-partners with the advanced skills and resources required to help industrial customers develop and launch their AM programmes. Sandvik and BEAMIT have leading capabilities across the whole AM value-chain and can enable companies to accelerate this development.”
On display is an additively manufactured diamond composite and a smash-proof titanium guitar, both finalists in the 2019 Purmundus Challenge at Formnext. BEAMIT is also displaying the award-winning Lunar motorbike, with several additively manufactured parts in structural applications including a carbon fibre sub-frame, reportedly the world’s first carbon fibre and additively manufactured titanium rear swingarm, and aluminium front fork mounts.
Additionally, Sanvik is showcasing the additively manufactured CoroMill® 390 titanium milling cutter, which thanks to the AM process, was able to reduce its weight by 80% and increase its productivity by up to 200%. The company has also produced additively manufactured parts in super duplex steel Osprey® 2507-AM, with hardness and corrosion resistance properties that make them suitable for harsh conditions encountered in the offshore and marine industries.
Mauro Antolotti, Chairman and founder of BEAMIT commented, “In Sandvik, we have an excellent owner and strategic partner who can provide us with leading materials expertise, development of high-quality metal powder suited for all AM processes, as well as world-leading post-processing know-how. Our partnership will benefit both current and future AM-customers going forward.”