Carpenter Additive is a trusted medical contract manufacturer with end-to-end capabilities to accelerate product development and enable faster new device introduction into the market. Our additive and metallurgical experts partner with customers to identify the best material and production process for a variety of biomedical applications, including surgical instruments, medical devices, prosthetic, and reconstructive, spinal, and trauma orthopedics.
From consultation on design optimization, parameter customization, and manufacturing efficiency, we're your partner to accelerate development and improve patient outcomes. Our team of additive experts have been in production for over 15 years and we operate both electron beam and laser powder bed fusion machines to offer customers tailored production solutions.
Save time and consolidate the supply chain with in-house HIP capabilities. With both R&D and production units, we decrease turnaround time by combining HIP and heat treatment in one operation. Our state-of-the-art rapid quench furnace, located at the Emerging Technology Center in Athens, Alabama, optimizes material quality by minimizing time at high temperatures and lowers cycle times through argon quenching.
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 capabilities include a vacuum heat treat furnace for stress relief, band-saw and EDM machines for part removal from the build plate, plus CNC lathes and five-axis mills for precision tolerance finishes.
Our metrology lab sits at the core of our quality assurance protocols with lab equipment to measure part geometries and compare against customer requirements, search for microscopic pores, and test the strength of additively manufactured material, ensuring we deliver what our customers ask for. Our quality lab includes high resolution and contactless microscopes, metallographs to measure grain size properties, a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to guarantee geometric tolerances are met, a CT Scanner for non-destructive material quality control and tensile testing to verify strength.