Alloyed collaborates with TANIOBIS on alloy powder development

Posted on 22 September, 2020 by Advance 

Kidlington based Alloyed is working collaboratively with TANIOBIS, to identify, develop, produce, and implement innovative high quality titanium and refractory alloy metal powders for advanced manufacturing applications, including additive manufacturing (AM).

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The two companies complement each other extremely well in terms of mission and capabilities. Alloyed, which resulted from the merger of OxMet Technologies and Betatype, offers a unique stack of technologies for alloy design and optimisation and for gaining unprecedented performance for digital manufacturing applications utilising its Process Control and ENGINE technologies and extensive expertise with additive processes. TANIOBIS, now part of the JX Metals Group, has more than 60 years of experience with high-quality materials, powders, and alloys based on tantalum and niobium, which form the basis for many products encountered in everyday life. After JX Metals acquired Alloyed shares in January of this year, the collaboration of Alloyed and TANIOBIS has become more active.

Together Alloyed and TANIOBIS GmbH - which is headquartered in Goslar, Germany - are collaborating on the development and analysis of new titanium and refractory alloys that will further open up the material palette for additive manufacturing. The alliance of the two companies enables a full end-to-end solution for the material development process, including material analysis and qualification, material production, component design and performance and also into pilot production. Alloyed and TANIOBIS are working on a broad spectrum of projects, some with third parties, for a range of applications across the medical, aerospace and e-mobility industries.

Michael Holmes, Managing Director of Alloyed, commented: “At Alloyed we are very happy to be working with the global team at TANIOBIS to progress innovations with new titanium and refractory alloys for AM. The Alloys By Design (ABD) platform, coupled with TANIOBIS’ long-standing and world-leading expertise with tantalum and niobium materials has the potential to open up some new and very exciting application areas for advanced manufacturing applications. This capability together with the Betatype technology stack for adding performance to critical components makes this alliance even more powerful. We are excited to bring these developments to fruition in due course.”

Katarzyna Kosowski, who heads up Corporate Business Development & Communication at TANIOBIS, added: “There is great synergy between TANIOBIS and Alloyed that I believe will serve our clients in limitless ways when it comes to providing end-to-end solutions for new and greatly improved applications with metal AM technologies. By collaborating with the experts at Alloyed and their exceptional ABD platform, we are extending our reach and capabilities into new and innovative areas for advanced manufacturing and particularly for additive manufacturing. The opportunities that AM affords has been well documented, but unlocking new materials for AM remains a constant goal. Together with Alloyed, we at TANIOBIS hold one of the keys.”

Alloyed and TANIOBIS will have a combined presence at the upcoming Formnext Connect virtual event 10-13 November this year, which has now replaced the cancelled physical exhibition and conference. Representatives will be available from both companies on various of the on-line channels that the organisers are curating to discuss their alliance and the AM alloy powders that are being developed.