From Powder to Part, Production Manufacturing Services at Carpenter Additive

From concept to creation to qualification, partner with us to create a roadmap to reach full-scale additive production
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From concept to creation, Carpenter Additive enables you to unlock the potential of Additive Manufacturing to take your designs into full‑scale AM production.

At Carpenter Additive, we're serious about AM with global facilities dedicated to supporting end-to-end metal additive manufacturing. Customers rely on our team of metallurgists and additive manufacturing experts for material identification and custom alloy atomization, metal additive part production, HIPping, post-process machining, vacuum sintering, and accredited material validation.  

Carpenter Additive is machine and process agnostic with a variety of solutions and to meet customers' requirements. With AS9120 , AS9100 , ISO9001 and ISO13485 certifications, we have a proven track record of defining and qualifying AM processes across applications and safety-critical industries. Mechanical and physical characterization, as well as complete qualification data packages are available. Eliminate outsourcing risk and partner with the only source of additive expertise from powder to part.

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Powder Production

Additive Manufacturing

Hot Isostatic Press

Post Processing

Metrology Lab

Powder Production

Carpenter Additive brings more than a hundred years of metallurgical leadership to partner for custom alloy development. With seven industrial atomization facilities around the globe, the emerging technology center features in-house powder production for end-to-end service.
Metal powder can be very sensitive to moisture, oxygen and other contaminants, so Carpenter Additive optimizes and monitors conditions in custom hoppers under inert gas to prevent powder degradation. For complete material traceability and batch control, Carpenter Additive provides full powder management for a systematic database of control variables through each stage of the additive manufacturing process chain. Metal powder can impact machine performance and quality of the final part, so Carpenter hoppers monitor the environment for safe, economical, risk free powder usage.

Additive Manufacturing

Metal AM systems provide users the geometric freedom to design for functionality while lightweighting, reducing assembly, or improving performance. Powder bed fusion (PBF) additive manufacturing remains the most widely-used metal production process, where powerful fiber lasers or electron beams melt metallic powder in selected areas defined by the CAD design. Carpenter Additive's team of material experts operate a wide range of machines, from powder bed to binder jet, to offer customers tailored production solutions.

  • EOS
  • Concept Laser
  • SLM Solutions
  • 3D Systems
  • ExOne
  • Optomec

Hot Isostatic Press

Carpenter Additive features the only quick-HIP furnace at its Emerging Technology Center. In a HIP process the material is subjected to elevated temperatures and uniform high pressures to help remove microstructural defects from as-built AM parts, such as porosity or lack of fusion. To ensure material quality by spending as little time at high temperatures as necessary as well as for lowering cycle times, our HIP furnace features pressures up to 30 ksi and argon quenching capability, providing Carpenter engineers with complete control over the material’s structure and properties.

Post Processing

Our highly flexible machine shop features a range of equipment to ensure customers are delivered a precise final product. After the printing and de-powdering process, our in-house production facility offers a vacuum heat treat furnace for stress relief, band-saw and EDM machines for removal from the build plate, plus CNC lathes and five-axis mills for precision tolerance finishes.

Metrology Lab

Our metrology lab sits at the core of our quality assurance protocols with lab equipment to measure  part geometries and compare measurements to customer requirements, search for microscopic pores, and test the strength of additively manufactured material, ensuring we deliver what our customers ask for.

  • Microscopes for high-resolution, non-contact measurements of surface roughness
  • Metallographs to measure properties such as grain size
  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to guarantee geometric tolerances are met
  • CT Scanner for non-destructive material quality control
  • Tensile testing to verify strength 

Visit Our Emerging Technology Center

Our Athens, Alabama-based ETC drives the commercialization of new technologies within Carpenter Technology. Completed in November, 2019 with 50,000-square foot production space for the development and expansion of end-to-end customer project development and manufacturing support.

The world-class facility has the ability to take a range of metal alloy feedstock, atomize it into powder and manufacture powder into finished parts using AM technology, post-process machinery and heat treatment furnaces. Underpinning the whole process is a digital thread that maintains full traceability and analytical insights from powder to finished metal part. Those parts can then be qualified for use in a range of cross-industry applications from aerospace and transportation to oil and gas and energy. 

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