H.C. Starck – a supplier of technology metals and advanced ceramics and Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing (rp+m) – announce an agreement to develop advanced, innovative products using the latest 3D printing and technology metal manufacturing. The agreement will promote development synergies by combining H.C. Starck's strengths in fabrication of technology metals with those of rp+m, a leading provider of additive manufacturing solutions.
The partners plan to develop new technology materials and alloys, and products using additive manufacturing tools. With 3D printing a single-piece molybdenum or tungsten component for medical imaging equipment can be produced more efficiently and to the most exacting specifications. Also, additive manufacturing provides the capability to rapidly develop prototype products all the way to production levels.
"H.C. Starck's agreement with rp+m extends our capabilities and puts us on the leading edge to providing components to the medical and security imaging industries. It extends our portfolio with 3D lead-free products for collimators and anti-scatter grids for CT scanners, SPECT and gamma cameras using this latest technology," says Dmitry Shashkov, Member of H.C. Starck's Executive Board and Head of the Fabricated Products Division.