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6K Additive Adds World-Class Talent to Expand Metal Powder Production Team

Key technical and production hires support 6K production launch for world’s only sustainably-sourced metal powders

North Andover, MA. and Burgettstown, PA, December 2, 2020 – 6K and 6K Additive, the world’s leading developer of additive manufacturing powders derived from sustainable sources, today announced the addition of several highly experienced additive manufacturing experts to the team. The new members bring extensive knowledge in quality, powder manufacturing and process as the organization begins production of its onyx line of AM premium powders in its recently commissioned 40,000 sq ft “lights out” facility. 

“Adding these experienced leaders to the team underpins our strategy of advancing premium powders in the additive manufacturing space,” says Frank Roberts, President of 6K Additive. “Each new member brings deep domain expertise as well as an incredible passion for success, quality and leadership to the team. Their combined 100+ year’s expertise in AM powder, materials engineering and metalurgy will allow us to rapidly achieve the quality and production demands brought about by leading organizations in the medical, aerospace and defense markets who drive the application requirements for advanced materials.” 

The recent additions to the team include:

6K’s UniMelt system is the world’s only microwave production-scale plasma. With a highly uniform and precise plasma zone with zero contamination, it is capable of high throughput production of advanced materials including Onyx In718 and Onyx Ti64 AM powders. 6K’s UniMelt technology can also spheroidize ferrous alloys like SS17-4PH, SS316, other nickel superalloys including Inconel 625, HX, cobalt-base alloys like CoCr, refractory metals like Mo, W, Re, reactive alloys such as Ti-6-4, TiAl, Al alloys, as well as high-temperature ceramics such as MY and YSZ. 6K Additive recently commissioned its first two UniMelt microwave plasma production systems for Nickel alloy and Ti64 manufacturing. The company also recently announced a million dollar DLA award to convert US defense scrap to premium AM powder. Organizations looking to sample 6K powders are encouraged to visit to learn more.