Carpenter Technology Corp. purchased MB CalRAM LLC (CalRAM), a leader in powder-bed fusion additive-manufacturing (AM) metal printing services. The acquisition builds on Carpenter’s existing AM capabilities and provides direct entry into the part-production segment of the AM value chain. According to Carpenter, the addition of CalRAM is a strong complement to its technical experience in producing highly engineered metal powders and wire for AM applications, such as jet-engine fuel nozzles, rocket-thrust chambers and orthopedic implants.

CalRAM provides powder-bed fusion AM technologies for the aerospace, defense and power-generation industries. The company operates out of a 25,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Camarillo, Calif.