IperionX Ltd., Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, has announced the signing of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SLM Solutions Group AG, Lübeck, Germany, for the potential supply of spherical titanium metal powders from IperionX’s planned Titanium Demonstration Facility (TDF) to SLM.
SLM serves customers with an installed base of over 850 Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing machines – and 1,400 lasers – globally. This MOU with IperionX could offer the first 100% recycled titanium metal powders to SLM’s global customer base.
IperionX’s Ti technologies allow the production of high-quality titanium powders from 100% recycled titanium feedstocks and significantly reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of titanium.
“We are pleased to be partnering with SLM, a global leader in metal 3D printing solutions,” stated Anastasios Arima, co-founder and CEO of IperionX. “This agreement recognises the value of sustainable, 100% recycled titanium metal powders for leading companies and will be a unique titanium powder offering for SLM’s global customers.”
Sam O’Leary, CEO of SLM added, “The partnership between IperionX and SLM Solutions is a real plus for SLM users and expands their material portfolio with recycled low-cost titanium material. We look forward to offer the only 100% recycled titanium metal powder as part of our extensive materials offering.”
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