Tekna and Uniformity extend partnership for aluminium powder supply
March 21, 2023
Uniformity Labs, Fremont, California, USA, and Tekna Holding ASA, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, have extended their partnership, where Tekna will supply AlSi10Mg, an aluminium-based alloy, which allows Uniformity to produce its advanced ultra-dense AlSi10Mg powder for Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing.
Uniformity’s technology is said to improve powder production efficiency, allowing over 95% of the powder to be used compared to competitors’ 50-65%, thus driving down cost and improving capacity, efficiency, and sustainability in the manufacturing of industrial parts at scale.
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Tekna’s powder atomisation technology uses hydro-energy, and all process gasses are recycled in closed loop, achieving greener production. Together, the companies aim to help industrial customers produce greener, more sustainable parts.
“Our partnership with Tekna highlights how advanced technology can further increase sustainability to the benefit of a wide range of industries,” stated Adam Hopkins, founder and CEO of Uniformity Labs. “The complementary nature of our businesses produces an economic benefit for our customers who gain through higher printer throughput and repeatability, and a supply chain security benefit from the use of materials produced entirely in North America.”
Luc Dionne, CEO of Tekna, added, “We are extremely proud that Uniformity Labs has selected us to supply aluminium powders in addition to titanium powders. This is a testament to Tekna’s supply reliability and reaffirms that our product quality matches with a wide range of industry requirements.”