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Carpenter Technology Cuts the Ribbon on Additive Manufacturing Center

12/6/2019 - Specialty alloys producer Carpenter Technology Corp. has opened a US$40 million, 500,000-square-foot additive manufacturing facility in Alabama, the company has announced.

In a statement, Carpenter Technology said its Emerging Technology Center in Athens has the ability to powderize a range of specialty alloys and three-dimensionally printed finished parts.

Carpenter Technology said the center is differentiated in that it can offer full traceability and provide analytical insights throughout the manufacturing process via a digital thread, allowing Carpenter Technology to manage the entire manufacturing process under one roof. 

“Our Emerging Technology Center is a critical component of Carpenter Technology’s future growth and development, and is aligned with our business strategy of evolving to an end-to-end solutions provider and influential leader in the additive manufacturing area,” Carpenter Technology chief executive officer Tony Thene said.

“We will also use it as a base to launch future investments as we expand our soft magnetics technology platform, scale up additional powder operations and demonstrate a number of next-generation materials we have under development today.”