Metal powder for additive manufacturing

Gas atomized metal powder specially designed for additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing and rapid prototyping) for applications within, for example, the aerospace, medical and rapid tooling areas.

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The Sandvik range includes metal powder for all additive manufacturing techniques, covering material types such as:

  • Austenitic stainless steels and duplex steels
  • Cobalt alloys
  • Low-alloy steels
  • Nickel alloys
  • Tool steels (including maraging steels)

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Powder characteristics

Sandvik Osprey™ metal powder for additive manufacturing (3D printing, rapid prototyping) are characterized by a spherical morphology and high packing density, which confer good flow properties. For powder bed processes these are essential when applying fresh powder layers to the bed to ensure uniform and consistent part build.

For blown powder processes good flow ensures uniform build rates. Tight control of the particle size distribution also help ensure good flowability. Low oxygen powders result in clean microstructures and low inclusion levels in the finished parts.

Particle size distributions

Osprey™ metal powder for additive manufacturing (3D printing, rapid prototyping) is available in a wide range of particle size distributions that are tailored to the individual additive manufacturing systems. They can also be tailored to the particular requirements of the end application, both in terms of mechanical performance and surface finish.

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All Sandvik Osprey™ metal powders are supplied with a certificate of analysis containing information on the chemical composition and particle size distribution. Information on other powder characteristics is available upon request.


A wide range of different packaging sizes are available.
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In addition to metal powder, we also offer advisory and manufacturing services in Additive Manufacturing. Let us take you through our three-phase process: Plan it – Print it – Perfect it!

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Notice: This metal powder may not be used in certain procedures for free-form sintering and/or melting by means of a high-energy beam (for example laser) which are protected by patents.

Additional information

Sandvik has over 35 years experience developing gas atomizing technology and has a philosophy of continuous improvement and close collaboration with customers.