U.S. company 6K , which has locations in West Virginia and Massachusetts, uses proprietary advanced plasma processing to develop AM powders from sustainable sources.
The company is so named for its continuous UniMelt process, which it says is the world’s only microwave production-scale plasma; 6K represents 6,000°, which is the UniMelt’s temperature of operation, in addition to the temperature of the sun’s surface. 6K has been busy recently, announcing a $1 Million Defense Logistics Agency phase II award for recovering, converting, and commercializing defense scrap into high-performance metal AM powders, as well as a strategic partnership with Relativity Space to use its sustainable materials for the creation of 3D printable rocket parts. Metal 3D printing. The latest announcement from 6K and 6K Additive is on the business side of things, with the addition of half a dozen experienced AM experts to its metal powder production team. “Adding these experienced leaders to the team underpins our strategy of advancing premium powders in the additive manufacturing space. Each new member brings deep domain expertise as well as an incredible passion for success, quality and leadership to the team,” stated Frank Roberts, President of 6K Additive. “Their combined 100+ year’s expertise in […]
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