Carpenter Technology Corporation has recently acquired MB CalRAM LLC (“CalRAM”), specialized in powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing (AM) metal printing services. This acquisition enables Carpenter Technology to directly include this part production segment of the additive manufacturing value chain into its offering.

Carpenter Technology Corporation produces and distributes specific alloys such as titanium alloys, nickel and cobalt based superalloys, stainless steels, alloy steels and tool steels. The company provides its services within the aerospace, transportation, medical and energy sectors, sectors which require the use of metal 3D printing in the manufacturing of specific parts, hence the importance for the company of integrating this part production segment in its offering.

Speaking of this acquisition, Tony Thene, Carpenter’s President and CEO said: “The addition of CalRAM brings industry leading technology and processes coupled with a talented team and is a strong complement to Carpenter’s deep technical experience in producing highly engineered metal powders and wire for additive manufacturing applications, including mission-critical applications such as jet-engine fuel nozzles, rocket-thrust chambers, and orthopedic implants.

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To explain the increasing demand of metal 3D printing services, Tony Thene said that customers are willing to collaborate with partners who can both produce parts and presents a metallurgical expertise to help determine the best materials and processes to fit their needs in demanding applications.

Our unique combined capabilities will not only allow us to deliver the best solution for the customer, but also allow us to be a leader in the advancement of the evolution of the additive manufacturing industry”, said Tony Thene.

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