H.C. Starck Surface Technology and Ceramic Powders GmbH

Im Schleeke 78-91
Goslar Niedersachsen,  38642

  • Booth: 643

H.C. Starck Surface Technology and Ceramics Powders GmbH (STC) has designed its high-quality cobalt, nickel and iron based AMPERPRINT® metal powders for the specific requirements of 3D printing. To optimize customer results, STC’s AMPERPRINT® powders are fully dense, have an excellent flowability, a spherical shape and are perfectly reproducible.

STC core competency is to produce tailored-high quality materials in flexibly scalable quantities, from lab to large scale production. STC's gas atomized metal powders are designed to meet the most stringent requirements of various industries, such as aerospace or medical.

Now STC is part of the Höganäs Group.

Email: amperprint@hcstarck.com


 Press Releases

  • Today Höganäs AB takes over a part of international metal powder producer H.C. Starck, namely the division for surface coating: Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders (STC). This is Höganäs’ largest acquisition so far and one of three in a short period.

    “STC is a strategically important acquisition for our growth agenda in more areas than traditional powder metallurgy,” says Fredrik Emilson, President and CEO of the Höganäs Group.

    The acquisition of STC is the third in a row for Höganäs during a short time period. In November last year Höganäs acquired Metasphere Technology, a Swedish start-up that has developed a new atomizing technology using plasma for high performing materials for surface coating and additive manufacturing. In February this year Höganäs acquired Alvier PM-Technology, a Swiss world leading company specializing in designing and manufacturing of tools for pressing of metal powder components, an acquisition aimed at strengthening the global PM industry's development and growth.

    “With STC Höganäs gets access to new markets and product groups within the premium segment for surface coating and additive manufacturing. The acquisition means that we start the building of a second strong leg in Höganäs’ business, next to metal powder for pressed and sintered components,” says Fredrik Emilson.

    STC employs close to 400 people, mainly in Germany where the company has two production units, which complement Höganäs’ powder production. STC’s customer base is mainly European, which also complements Höganäs’ stronger position in Americas and APAC.

    “Together we become a large player in surface coating and additive manufacturing,” says Fredrik Emilson. “With STC follows a deep knowledge of applications within for instance aerospace and oil and gas. These are areas where we see a large development potential and where we can offer our customers solutions for a more sustainable industry.”

    The acquisition contract was signed before Christmas 2017 and at the end of February relevant competition authorities approved the deal.

    “Now we kick off the collaboration with our new colleagues. Together we will plan for our joint future as world leader within surface coating, additive manufacturing and PM,” says Fredrik Emilson. “We all look forward to that.”

  • 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 American 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 American network and partner for accelerating additive manufacturing (AM). According to Maria Teresa Suarez Martin, H.C. Starck’s Director of Sales and Product Management, “a significant number of leading additive manufacturing adaptors and experts are based in the US. In order to further expand its position in the US American additive manufacturing industry, 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, 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.
  • The German metal powder producer H.C. Starck GmbH, headquartered in Munich, is introducing its new AMPERPRINT® range of high quality gas atomized metal powders which is specifically designed for additive manufacturing. For optimal results, H.C. Starck’s nickel, cobalt and iron based powders are fully dense, have an excellent flowability, a good spherical shape and are perfectly reproducible. Right in step with its customers’ requirements and latest market developments, H.C. Starck offers high-alloyed AMPERPRINT® metal powders of all major standard compositions as well as customized solutions. H.C. Starck’s flexible technology concept consists out of three gas atomizers which produce consistent high quality powders, from lab up to large scale production.

    The introduction of H.C. Starck AMPERPRINT® powders comes with the announcement of improved logistic processes. To ensure fast delivery times, a broad selection of standard alloys has been introduced which are kept in stock. In addition, H.C. Starck has launched a new website dedicated to AMPERPRINT® and additive manufacturing (www.amperprint.com).

    For more than forty years already, H.C. Starck is a leading producer of high quality gas atomized AMPERSINT® metal powders which are used in a variety of powder metallurgical processes such as hot isostatic pressing (HIP) or metal injection molding (MIM). The metal powders of the German based company have been used for additive manufacturing for more than ten years already.

    As the technological development of Additive Manufacturing systems is progressing rapidly, H.C. Starck states that it is committed to continue developing its 3D printing market concept to suit future additive manufacturing requirements.


    With AMPERPRINT® you have the powder to create. Details make all the difference – we make sure they are a perfect fit for your goals....

  • With AMPERPRINT® you have the powder to create

    Alongside our more than 40 years of experience in gas atomization, we offer you a broad portfolio of 3D printing material: Nickel (Ni), Cobalt (Co) and Steel (Fe).

    Nickel (Ni)

    Nowadays, our high-quality nickel based powders are irreplaceable in demanding industries. Even at the highest temperatures, our AMPERPRINT® powders have excellent properties such as high strength and oxidation resistance which make them your ideal choice for building complex parts for high temperature and/or high strength applications.

    Cobalt (Co)

    Our AMPERPRINT® cobalt chrome alloys can be applied in biomedical applications such as dental and medical implants. Besides that, they are perfectly suitable for demanding high-temperature applications such as aero engines. They are characterized by exceptional mechanical properties as well as high corrosion and temperature resistance.

    Steel (Fe).

    At H.C. Starck Surface Technology and Ceramic Powders GmbH (STC), we produce iron based AMPERPRINT® powders having an excellent resistance to abrasion, wear and corrosion. Our products combine high strength and great hardness which makes them applicable for a variety of end uses such as mechanical engineering, medical or functional prototypes.

    At STC, we have designed our high-quality AMPERPRINT® metal powders for the special requirements of additive manufacturing. Manufacturers all over the globe achieve optimal results with our products and value them for the following characteristics.

    • Excellent flowability

    • Good spherical shape

    • Controlled oxygen content

    • Controlled nitrogen content

    • Full density

    • High packing density

    • Perfect reproducibility