H.C. Starck Surface Technology and Ceramic Powders GmbH joins America Makes

September 16, 2017 | Categories: Member News

Laufenburg, 15.09.2017: H.C. Starck Surface Technology and Ceramic Powders GmbH announces that it has joined AMERICA MAKES to strengthen its relationships to US key market players and industry experts in the additive manufacturing (AM) market.

As a German industry leader in powder metallurgy acting at the forefront of the European AM market, H.C. Starck is proud to be part of AMERICA MAKES, the leading US network and partner for accelerating additive manufacturing (AM). According to Maria Teresa Suarez Martin, H.C. Starck’s Director of Sales and Product Management for the Advanced Powder Metallurgy segment, “a significant number of leading additive manufacturing adopters and experts are based in the US. In order to contribute to the US additive manufacturing industry as closely as to the European one, H.C. Starck aims to strengthen its ties in the North American 3D printing market.”

Through the AMERICA MAKES partnership, H.C. Starck Surface Technology and Ceramic Powders GmbH joins a vast network of companies working closely together to accelerate innovation in and adoption of additive manufacturing technologies. With its in-depth powder and application expertise based on strong relationships with leading OEMs, the company can make valuable contributions to AMERICA MAKES’ projects.

With this membership, H.C. Starck Surface Technology and Ceramic Powders GmbH further promotes its recently launched AMPERPRINT® products which are optimized for AM. AM is an increasingly valued manufacturing process which opens completely new design avenues for engineers that in many cases are impossible to achieve using traditional manufacturing methods.

About H.C. Starck

H.C. Starck develops, produces, and markets metallic and ceramic powders, and fabricated products. The company’s products include ceramic materials and metals, such as tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum and niobium, and alloys and compounds.

The H.C. Starck Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders GmbH, as part of the H.C. Starck GmbH, offers high-alloyed and gas atomized metal powders for a broad scope of innovative technologies, e.g. Additive Manufacturing, Hot Isostatic Pressing, Metal Injection Molding, Laser Cladding and Plasma Spraying. H.C. Starck’s extensive product portfolio not only includes a wide variety of standard alloys but also various customer specific materials. Worldwide, its products meet the highest standards of challenging applications in markets such as Aviation, Medical, Automotive and Oil&Gas. For more than a decade, H.C. Starck Surface Technology and Ceramic Powders GmbH has actively been contributing to the advancement of the AM industry through its in-depth metallurgical and application expertise.


AMERICA MAKES, the US National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is the leading US American network and partner for accelerating additive manufacturing (AM) and 3-D printing (3DP). Structured as a public-private partnership with member organizations from the industry, academia, the government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, they work together with their partners to innovate and accelerate AM and 3DP to increase manufacturing competitiveness in the US. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, AMERICA MAKES is the flagship institute of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) infrastructure consisting of up to 45 manufacturing innovation institutes and is driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). For more information about AMERICA MAKES, visit


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