6K Additive, a division of 6K Inc based in Andover, Massachusetts, USA, has announced its acquisition of Global Metal Powders (GMP), New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will lead to additional proprietary manufacturing and recycling capabilities. These will be used to prepare materials for 6k Additive’s UniMelt® spheroidizing powder production process.
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Leveraging GMP’s proprietary technology, 6K Additive will produce custom powders from a variety of revert streams across numerous metal alloys, including titanium (Ti), chromium (Cr), molybdenum (Mo), niobium (Nb), tantalum (Ta), and tungsten (W). GMP’s manufacturing plant is located in New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA, where 6K Additive will continue its manufacturing processes. Combined with the recent doubling of manufacturing capacity, this move is said to strengthen 6K Additive’s standing as a global leader in sustainable titanium and refractory metal powder production.
“As the market for sustainably produced powder continues to grow, 6K Additive is the only one equipped to meet the manufacturing volumes demanded by customers for sustainably produced powder, specifically titanium and refractory metals,” shared Frank Roberts, president of 6K Additive. “Adding the operational horsepower that GMP brings to our organisation allows us to not only keep pace with the high demand we are seeing for our powders but also further close the recycling loop, which leads to a lower overall part cost for our customers. We welcome the team at GMP to our organisation, and we are excited to add their technology and expertise to help advance our leadership position.”
Henry Brougham, founder and Principal of GMP, added, “We are excited to be part of the 6K Additive team and look forward to helping expand their market-leading organisation with our proprietary technology. Combining both organisations’ years of experience and knowledge, we will propel the company’s processing and feedstock preparation to new heights. When you add our expertise in the refractory market, we are confident GMP will enhance 6K Additive’s leadership position within this rapidly growing market.”
6k Additive is exhibiting at Formnext 2023 in Hall 12, C22.