Refractory metals - additive manufacturing of components

Refractory metals are processed in 3D printing into components for the blast furnace and aerospace industry, for power electronics and for medical devices and implants.

3D printing service: components made of refractory metals


Refractory metals are particularly resistant, extremely high-melting-point technology metals. Their high melting point, low thermal expansion and high strength and hardness make them suitable for high-technology applications, such as for crucibles in smelting metallurgy or components in furnace construction. They are also used in power electronics. There they are preferred because of their high thermal and electrical conductivity combined with their high wear resistance.

Due to their properties, refractory metals are difficult to process conventionally. The solution: layered production in an additive manufacturing process. Heraeus Additive Manufacturing manufactures customer-specific components from tungsten, molybdenum, niobium and tantalum and their alloys.

We have more than 80 years of experience in processing refractory metals. Would you like to benefit from our expertise for your project? Please contact our customer service.

Our portfolio of refractory metals for additive manufacturing