Osprey® Ti-6Al-4V (Grade 5) is a titanium grade alloyed with aluminium and vanadium, especially developed for Additive Manufacturing (according to ASTM F2924-14) as well as for Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP).
The grade is characterized by high strength, very good corrosion resistance and low density. It is similar to Osprey® Ti-6Al-4V-ELI (Grade 23) that has a lower content of oxygen, nitrogen and iron, resulting in, for example, higher ductility. Osprey® Ti-6Al-4V (Grade 5) is typically used for aerospace, automotive, marine and chemical processing applications as well as for medical instruments.
Osprey® titanium powder is manufactured to the highest international quality management standards, for example, AS9100D (aerospace) and ISO 13485:2016 (medical).
|Ti||Al||V||Fe||O||C||N||H||Y||Other, each||Other, all|
*According to ASTM F2924-14.
Trace and other elements analyzed and reported on request.
Powder characteristics and morphology
Osprey® titanium powder is manufactured by Electrode Inert Gas Atomization (EIGA), producing a powder with a spherical morphology which provides good flow characteristics, optimized depending on the application & specification requirements, and high packing density. In addition, the powder has a low oxygen and nitrogen content and low impurity levels, specifically low levels of non-metallic inclusions, resulting in a metallurgically clean product with enhanced mechanical performance.
The powder is manufactured using a state-of-the-art titanium powder plant that offers a high level of automation. This results in a powder with consistent chemistry, particle size distribution and morphology. The plant also offers a higher efficiency and capacity compared to plants using the plasma atomization process.
SEM micrographs of -63 +20 µm powder with a spherical morphology (HS Circularity 0.95), smooth surface and low level of powder satellites (magnifications x100 and x250) and a section through the powder (magnification x1000), with no visible internal porosity.
Particle size distribution
Powder for Additive Manufacturing
Osprey® metal powder for Additive Manufacturing 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.
|Process technology||Size (µm)|
|Binder jetting||≤ 16, ≤ 22, ≤ 32, ≤ 38, ≤ 45|
|Laser - Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF)||15 to 53 and 10 to 45|
|Electron beam - Powder Bed Fusion (E-PBF)||45 to 106|
|Direct Energy Deposition (DED)||53 to 150|
Powder for Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)
Osprey® powder for Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) is available in a broad size range, typically <250 microns, resulting in a high packing density and tap density. Low oxygen levels, together with high packing density, also facilitate faster sintering.
Tailor-made particle size distributions are available on request. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
All 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 packaging options is available, from 5kgs plastic bottles to 250kg metal drums.
- 5 kg (11 lbs) Plastic bottles
- 6 kg (13 lbs) Plastic bottles
- 10 kg (22 lbs) Plastic bottles
- 20 kg (44 lbs) Metal cans
- 100 kg (220 lbs) Steel drums
- 150 kg (330 lbs) Steel drums
- 250 kg (551 lbs) Steel drums
All packaging materials are suitable for air, sea and road freight.
Contact us for more information and to discuss your packaging requirements.