Additive manufacturing materials
GE’s commitment to the additive industry includes more than 1,000 material scientists and engineers across GE business units dedicated to the invention and application of the most advanced materials. The thoroughly certified and tested powders undergo rigorous quality control measures and feature tailored characteristics developed to ensure outstanding performance. We also offer a variety of mechanical behavior design data to enable efficient material selection, optimized product designs and material science services to develop the data and parameter sets that customers require to adopt additive technology.
- Cobalt chromium
- Nickel-based alloys
- Hot work steel
- Stainless steel
- Precious metals
In addition, advanced training for parameter development is offered so our customers are able to optimize existing parameters for specific applications, as well as develop their own parameters for unique material needs.
High-quality powder at competitive pricing is crucial for reliable and cost-efficient production. Arcam—through it’s manufacturing company, AP&C—and Concept Laser offer powders of the highest possible quality and the most competitive prices.
Tested and validated
GE Additive has access to a validated powder supply chain with full traceability of every powder batch delivered. All powders are extensively tested before delivery to customers. This includes ensuring that the EBM and LaserCUSING parameter settings (process themes) are optimized to work well with the metal powder used.
And with AP&C’s proprietary Advanced Plasma Atomization (APA™) Technology, the melting wire never comes into contact with any solid surface, preventing contamination and ensuring a high purity product. The APA uses plasma torches to melt and atomize the metal wire feedstock, allowing for an accurate feeding rate with excellent control over powder size distribution and batch-to-batch consistency.
GE Additive is committed to help you succeed
We’ll get to know your needs and priorities to help determine the design, engineering and materials that can accelerate innovation in your business.