Leveraging experience as a global technology leader in electrical heating and high-temperature applications, Kanthal is launching an additive manufacturing service that disrupts the traditional design of heating elements and components. Together with the new iron-chromium-aluminum (FeCrAl) alloy, Kanthal AM100, specially developed for 3D printing, the new service called Kanthal AM offers a revolutionary solution for the heating industry.
Kanthal has been focusing on the area of additive manufacturing to get a full understanding of how to best use the company’s unique materials and expertise in electrical heating solutions to create value for the customer. With superior high-temperature properties, the new alloy opens the door for new possibilities in high-temperature applications.
Reinforced by the design freedom and rapid prototyping of additive manufacturing, Kanthal pushes to provide better and faster solutions for prototyping and production.
Kanthal President Nicklas Nilsson sees endless possibilities as well as great customer value with the new customization service. “There are basically no limits to what you can design,” Nilsson said. “The possibilities are endless, and once you grasp that, it truly opens up for revolutionary innovation.”
From its position as a leading company for sustainable industrial heating technology, Kanthal sees enormous potential in the transformation from gas to electric heating, a move that will have additive manufacturing as an integral part. “It has so many benefits, from both a design and a business viewpoint, as well as of course from a sustainability perspective,” Nilsson added, “This technology is the future.”