Xact Metal and Uddeholm partner to supply Corrax tool steel for Additive Manufacturing

March 18, 2024

Xact Metal has announced its partnership with Uddeholm to supply Corrax tool steel for Additive Manufacturing (Courtesy Xact Metal)
Xact Metal has announced its partnership with Uddeholm to supply Corrax tool steel for Additive Manufacturing (Courtesy Xact Metal)

Xact Metal, State College, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced its partnership with Uddeholm, a voestalpine company headquartered in Hagfors, Värmland, Sweden, to supply Corrax tool steel for Additive Manufacturing. The introduction of Corrax grants Xact Metal customers access to a corrosion-resistant, cobalt-free tool and mould steel capable of superior surface finish post-polishing.

“We are proud of our partnership with Uddeholm,” said Juan Mario Gomez, Xact Metal CEO, “which grants us the ability to offer their revolutionary Corrax metal powder. This intersection between our affordable, high-performing 3D printing technology and Uddeholm’s material expertise is the point where the adoption of Additive Manufacturing can begin serving the tooling and molding industry. Uddeholm’s rich history and practical knowledge in the steel industry brings a legacy of excellence and innovation to our collaboration.”

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Typically, moulders and mould-makers have faced limitations in creating optimal internal structures for moulds due to the constraints of traditional manufacturing methods. This solution will bring the unprecedented capabilities of metal Additive Manufacturing to the sector.

“We are excited to be partnering with Xact Metal,” stated Kevin Rochford, Vice-President of Sales from Uddeholm. “This partnership not only signifies a milestone in Additive Manufacturing but also brings in a new era of possibilities for the mold and tooling industry, where complexity meets efficiency, and tradition meets innovation. With our long history in the steel industry, this is a natural step forward for Uddeholm.”

In addition to technological advancements, the environmental benefits of Corrax powder are significant. Uddeholm prioritises sustainable production practices, utilising fossil-free electricity to achieve a fossil-free powder manufacturing process.



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