Global supplier of advanced technology metals and ceramics H.C. Starck, and advanced manufacturing company Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing (rp+m), have announced a joint endeavour to develop radical, innovative products for medical devices using the latest metal based 3D printing.
The agreement will combine H.C. Starck's strengths in fabrication of technology metals with rp+m's leading additive manufacturing and material development solutions. Together, the two companies plan to develop new materials, alloys and products using additive manufacturing for molybdenum or tungsten components for medical imaging.
Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing metal based manufacturing.
"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,” Dmitry Shashkov, Member of H.C. Starck's Executive Board and Head of the Fabricated Products Division commented. “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.”
Anthony Hughes, President and CTO Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing, LLC. Said: "We are excited to accelerate focused efforts on our technology in refractory metals in BinderJet printing for additive manufacturing with H.C. Starck. This is a unique opportunity to gain access to the global market, advance processing material capabilities and push our technology forward. Our relationship with H.C. Starck will allow us to penetrate the market quickly and drive our strategy.”