Portfolio company Tekna extends partnership with Uniformity Labs for the supply of aluminium for laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF)

Complementary technological capabilities allow customers to achieve higher quality, greener, and more sustainable part production.

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Engineered materials company Uniformity Labs (Uniformity) and Tekna (OSE: TEKNA), the world-leading provider of advanced materials to industry, extended their partnership where Tekna will supply AlSi10Mg to Uniformity to produce its advanced ultra-dense AlSi10Mg powder for L-PBF applications.

This extends the partnership between the two companies which began with Ti64 making available a critical North American supply source for Uniformity and increasing Tekna’s output capacity and efficiency.

The partnership enables Tekna to optimize the use of its production yield, which Uniformity will process to produce its advanced powders for L-PBF. Uniformity’s technology improves powder production efficiency allowing for more than 95% of the powder to be used compared to competitors' 50% to 65% - driving down cost and improving capacity, efficiency, and sustainability in additive and conventional manufacturing at scale. Their engineered powders and processes enable faster, more repeatable production with no compromise in quality.

Tekna powder atomization technology uses hydro-energy, and all process gasses are recycled in closed loops, achieving greener production. Together the companies will help industrial customers produce greener, more sustainable parts.

“Our partnership with Tekna highlights how advanced technology can further increase sustainability to the benefit of a wide range of industries,” says Adam Hopkins, founder, and CEO of Uniformity Labs. “The complementary nature of our businesses produces an economic benefit for our customers who gain through higher printer throughput and repeatability, and a supply chain security benefit from the use of materials produced entirely in North America.”

“We are extremely proud that Uniformity Labs has selected us to supply aluminium powders in addition to titanium powders,” says Luc Dionne, CEO of Tekna. “This is a testament to Tekna’s supply reliability and reaffirms that our product quality matches with a wide range of industry requirements.”

“Tekna’s technology and products are considered highly relevant in today’s global markets, which are marked by geopolitical turmoil, economic uncertainty, and an urge for sustainability and increased predictability. The extended partnership with Uniformity Labs fortifies Tekna`s position as a global provider of advanced material solutions,” says Lars Peder Fensli, Interim CEO of Arendals Fossekompani.

About Tekna Holding ASA

Tekna is a world-leading provider of advanced materials, headquartered in Sherbrooke, Canada. Tekna produces high-purity metal powders for applications such as 3D printing serving the aerospace, medical, automotive industries, as well as optimized induction plasma systems for industrial research and production. With its unique, IP-protected plasma technology, the company is well positioned in the growing market for advanced nanomaterials within the electronics and batteries industries. Building on 30 years of delivering excellence, Tekna is a global player recognized for its quality products and its commitment to its multinational base of over 200 blue-chip customers.

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About Uniformity Labs

Uniformity Labs develops breakthrough material and software solutions to accelerate and expand global commercial/industrial 3D printing (AM) markets. Its patented technology uniquely enables fully dense printing with minimal shrinkage of binder jetting materials, delivering significant cost savings, speed, and quality improvements across all mainstream AM printers. Uniformity’s feedstock materials and print processes dramatically impact the AM value chain by increasing the reliability and efficiency of printing.

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