6K Additive receives a certificate confirming the 95% share of recyclates in the titanium powder produced

6K Additive, a manufacturer of sustainable additive manufacturing materials and metal alloys, announced that its titanium powder (Ti-6AL-4V) has been independently certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Global Services, a global third-party audit and certification organization, for achieving at least 95% post-consumer recycled titanium content. The SCS Recycled Content Certification document evaluates products made from pre-consumer or post-consumer materials derived from waste. This certification measures the percentage of content recycled in order to make an accurate statement to the marketplace.

“We are thrilled that our commitment to sustainability has been recognized through certification by a leading organization such as SCS Global Services. We are seeing a big increase in the number of customers asking not only for data but also for third-party sustainability validation of their suppliers, and having a recognized certification from a global sustainability organization like SCS is exactly the type of validation they are looking for.” – said Frank Roberts, president of 6K Additive. “Our patented technology for processing titanium and refractory metals at scale benefits our customers and the environment by recycling scrap streams back into the highest quality powders.”

6K Additive is the world’s first manufacturer of sustainably sourced metal 3D printing powder and offers a full range of premium powders including nickel, titanium, copper, stainless steel, aluminum alloys and refractory metals such as tungsten, niobium and rhenium. The company uses the UniMelt microwave plasma process at production scale to precisely spheroidize metal powders while controlling the chemical composition and porosity of the final product with zero contamination and high production throughput.

Last year, the company released the results of an LCA study conducted by Foresight Management comparing the environmental impact of 6K’s UniMelt microwave plasma technology with current atomization technologies for producing metal powders. The results showed a 90% reduction in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions for nickel-based alloys and a 75% reduction for titanium alloys.

Source: 6K Additive press materials

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