6K Additive Partners With Metal Powder Works
MPW’s DirectPowder process can produce powders through its process that provides consistent powder size and shape, the company reports.
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November 13, 2023
6K Additive, a division of 6K Inc., and Metal Powder Works (MPW), a company focused on solid-state powder production, announced at the Formnext conference the signing of an memorandum of understanding and strategic partnership to produce pure copper, copper alloys leading to powders such as copper/nickel and bronze alloy powders for additive manufacturing.
“The market for copper is eager for a scalable solution that can not only deliver high-quality material, but one that can bring simplicity to the supply chain with a very sustainable process,” says Frank Roberts, president of 6K Additive. “The synergies between our two organizations ensure customers can source their material sustainably, reliably, and with the quality that meets their stringent specifications.”
“This partnership is a win for both 6K Additive and Metal Powder Works, but most importantly for our customers who are looking to utilize copper for a variety of applications such as heat sinks, battery components, particularly for the rapidly growing EV market, and critical parts for the marine industry,” says Metal Powder Works CEO and Founder John Barnes. “This alliance with 6K Additive opens up MPW’s technology to provide more materials to the AM market.”
MPW’s DirectPowder process can produce powders tailored to the manufacturing process through its process that provides consistent powder size and shape. Its current powder portfolio includes high-strength aluminum and highly conductive copper powders, and new alloys are actively in development through the newly launched MPW Developer Network.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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