Combining more than a hundred years of metallurgical leadership with unrivaled knowledge of additive manufacturing technologies, Carpenter Additive is committed to helping customers solve material and process challenges. Developing end-to-end solutions to add consistency, reduce risk, and continuously improve additive manufacturing production, Carpenter Additive offers high quality metal powder, a suite of solutions for material traceability, and contract manufacturing from powder to part.
Carpenter Technology and their branch of 3D printing experts, Carpenter Additive, carried out a study to create a systematic framework to optimize additive manufacturing for Nitinol, focusing on three factors for success:
1) Stringent control of Nitinol chemistry throughout the AM lifecycle from feedstock to finished part
2) Optimized printing parameter sets to enable effective control over shape memory and superelastic properties
3) Fully dense near net shape Nitinol components to eliminate additional post-processing steps