6K Additive Buys Global Metal Powders
The acquisition adds technology for processing titanium and refractory metals as well as chromium powder manufacturing to 6K Additive’s business lines.
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November 2, 2023
6K Additive, a division of 6K Inc., has acquired Global Metal Powders (GMP) for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition brings more manufacturing and recycling capabilities used in preparing material before the UniMelt spheroidizing process. Combined with the doubling of manufacturing capacity, the acquisition solidifies 6K Additive’s position in sustainable titanium and refractory metal powder production.
Using GMP’s technology, 6K Additive will manufacture customized powders from 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.
“As the market for sustainably produced powder continues to grow, 6K Additive is the only one equipped to meet the manufacturing volumes demanded by customers for sustainably produced powder, specifically titanium and refractory metals,” says Frank Roberts, president of 6K Additive. “Adding the operational horsepower that GMP brings to our organization allows us to not only keep pace with the high demand we are seeing for our powders but also further close the recycling loop, which leads to a lower overall part cost for our customers.”
“We are excited to be part of the 6K Additive team and look forward to helping expand their market-leading organization with our proprietary technology,” says Henry Brougham, founder and principal of GMP. “Combining both organizations’ years of experience and knowledge, we will propel the company’s processing and feedstock preparation to new heights. When you add our expertise in the refractory market, we are confident GMP will enhance 6K Additive’s leadership position within this rapidly growing market.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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