The ExOne Company announced a material collaboration with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, a division in the global engineering Sandvik Group. The material collaboration will focus on qualifying and optimizing Sandvik’s Osprey metal powders with ExOne’s binder-jetting machines. It will include studying powder and binder interactions; developing 3D machine process settings; and creating post-processing heat treatments for various materials, including stainless steels, tool steels and nickel alloys.

The material collaboration leverages ExOne’s knowledge of binder-jetting machines and processes with Sandvik’s capabilities in materials technology, metal powders, different AM processes for metals and post-processing technologies like heat treatment. Sandvik currently has multiple ExOne binder-jetting machines.