3D printing of complex tungsten and tungsten carbide components

In collaboration with ExOne, a global leading provider of 3D printing machines and equipment, GTP advanced the development to adopt the process to tungsten and tungsten carbide. Today, tungsten and tungsten carbide components can be 3D printed in industrial scale in a secure, stable, fast and reproducible process.

GTP is proud to announce the successful cooperation with ExOne: with common efforts GTP and ExOne optimized the printing process as well as the deployed tungsten and tungsten carbide powders to meet the demands of this challenging application. As a result ExOne extended the printable material range and recommends GTP's tungsten powder and GTP's tungsten carbide powder as reliable starting materials for 3D printing.

About GTP

Established in 1916, Global Tungsten & Powders is a world leader in high-temperature metallurgy and a vertiacally integrated supplier, from ore to powder. GTP’s largest manufacturing facility and headquarters is located in Towanda, Pennsylvania. GTP also has manufacturing facilities in Jyväskylä, Finland and Bruntál in the Czech Republic. Additionally, GTP has sales offices around the world providing our customers and partners with immediate service. GTP is a manufacturer of tungsten powders, tungsten carbide powders, ready to press tungsten carbide based powders, thermal spray powders, molybdenum powders, as well as semi-finished tungsten and molybdenum components. GTP materials are used in numerous markets including, tool-making, aerospace, defense, automotive, mining, construction, oil and gas, and for power generation and applications requiring wear protection.

About ExOne

ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and 3D printed components, materials and services to industrial customers. ExOne’s business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its installed base of 3D printing machines. ExOne’s machines serve direct and indirect applications. Direct printing produces a component; indirect printing makes a tool to produce a component. ExOne offers pre-production collaboration and print products for customers through its network of ExOne Adoption Centers (EACs) and Production Service Centers (PSCs). ExOne also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, and other services, including training and technical support that is necessary for purchasers of its 3D printing machines to print products. The Company believes that its ability to print in a variety of industrial materials, as well as its industry-leading volumetric output (as measured by build box size and printing speed) uniquely position ExOne to serve the needs of industrial customers.