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Carpenter to expand Emerging Technology Center for additive manufacturing in Alabama
September 07, 2018
Source: ASM International
Carpenter Technology Corp., Philadelphia, announces plans to build an Emerging Technology Center on its campus in Athens, Alabama. The facility will initially focus on Additive Manufacturing technology development, with future investments slated for soft magnetics and meltless titanium powder. Expected to open in approximately 12 months, Carpenter estimates the Center will create about 60 jobs over the next five years.
This investment is part of the company’s strategy to become a complete end-to-end AM solutions provider. Within the last 16 months, Carpenter has acquired Puris LLC, a producer of titanium powder for additive manufacturing and advanced technology applications; acquired MB CalRAM LLC, a leader in powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing technologies; announced a $100 million investment in soft magnetics capabilities at its facility in Reading; opened an AM Technology Center in Reading; and solidified several AM powder supply agreements with various companies to expand its presence in the market.
Carpenter’s 500,000-square-foot Alabama manufacturing facility, which began operations in 2014, produces high-end specialty alloy products, primarily for the aerospace and energy markets. The Athens site was later expanded to produce superalloy powders used in applications such as jet engine disks, 3D printed aircraft engine components, and other products.
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