3D Systems and Arcam Could Benefit from New Low-Cost Titanium Powder
(Daily Finance) 3D Systems and Arcam could be big winners if a newly developed process that significantly cuts the cost of titanium powder by up to 75% works as well as is being reported. Cambridge University spin-off Metalysis is reportedly in talks with commercial partners to build a $500 million plant to churn out low-cost titanium powder. Titanium is incredibly lightweight, yet also strong and highly corrosion resistant. These properties make it a top materials choice for aerospace applications, certain medical implants and other specialty uses, yet its high price means it isn’t employed much in mass manufacturing.