Sandvik Osprey formed a relationship with Desktop Metal to be a preferred supplier of a range of alloy powders for its recently released metal 3D printing systems, the DM Studio and DM Production systems.

Fine, gas atomized powders are ideally suited to Desktop Metal’s technology, which delivers a highly loaded powder/binder mixture to the print head to achieve high-density parts with low sintering shrinkage. Powders are clean and spherical, leading to uniform flow and high packing density, which are important for consistent parts build. The fine and controlled size distribution enables rapid sintering to high density, resulting in excellent mechanical properties and good surface finish.

According to Desktop Metal, the partnership with Sandvik Osprey will allow it to broaden its catalog of materials to include advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials.