Using the metal powder in certain procedures for preparing products by free-form sintering and/or melting, in which the products are built up layer by layer by means of a high-energy beam (for example a laser or electron beam) directed in a data controlled manner, from a material applied in layers may infringe patents owned by BEGO Bremer Goldschlägerei Wilh. Herbst GmbH & Co, 28359 Bremen, Germany, or its subsidiaries.

For further information please see in particular the patents EP 1 568 472, EP 1 021 997 B1 as well as other patents registered by the BEGO Bremer Goldschlägerei Wilh. Herbst GmbH & Co. or its subsidiaries (www.bego.com). The metal powder may not be used in any of the procedures covered by patents without a license granted by the patent owner.

For any further information please contact the patent owner or seek specialist advice.