Carpenter, Samuel Partner for Additive Mfg

PARIS, France, June 20, 2017 – Carpenter Technology Corp. and Samuel, Son & Co. announced a first of its kind strategic alliance between the two companies to provide end-to-end supply chain solutions for the additive manufacturing marketplace. With a full spectrum of additive manufacturing capabilities now available to customers across both companies, this new alliance provides customers with turnkey solutions specific to their needs. Samuel’s recent purchase agreement with Burloak Technologies, an industry supplier of highly-engineered additive manufacturing solutions, provides an excellent opportunity for Carpenter and Samuel to become an industry leading solutions provider from concept to delivery within additive manufacturing. Carpenter’s position as a leading global producer of powder metals and specialty wire for additive manufacturing, combined with Samuel’s manufacturing, metal processing and distribution expertise, and Burloak’s world class additive manufacturing design and development capabilities, offers a collaboration of expertise across all aspects of the additive manufacturing spectrum.

“This partnership brings a real shift in approach for customers who are looking for answers that additive manufacturing can solve,” said Peter Adams, president, Burloak Technologies. “The Burloak, Samuel, Carpenter collaboration is truly one-of-a-kind in the metals industry.”

Tony R. Thene, chief executive officer of Carpenter Technology Corp. said, “Samuel and Carpenter have added a new dimension to additive manufacturing in terms of end-to-end capabilities. With the ability to now offer customers the powder of their choosing, material qualification, design, prototyping, production, and delivery is truly remarkable.”

With full access to R&D and design engineering capabilities through this strategic alliance, customers will be able to solve real-time contract needs in a seamless manner by utilizing expertise across the entire additive manufacturing production spectrum. “It’s comparable to one-stop shopping for our customers,” said Bill Chisholm, Samuel’s president and CEO. “What we are providing is an integrated supply chain solution in an industry with unbelievable potential.”

Carpenter Technology’s aerospace and powder capabilities will be on display at the International Paris Air Show (Hall 5, Stand E232) beginning Monday, June 19. Samuel, Son & Co. and Burloak Technologies will also be at the Paris Air Show displaying their wide array of capabilities in Chalet B19.

About Carpenter Technology

Carpenter Technology Corp. is a leading producer and distributor of premium specialty alloys, including titanium alloys, nickel and cobalt based superalloys, stainless steels, alloy steels and tool steels. Carpenter’s high-performance materials and advanced process solutions are an integral part of critical applications used within the aerospace, transportation, medical and energy markets, among other markets. Building on its history of innovation, Carpenter’s powder technology capabilities support a range of next-generation products and manufacturing techniques, including additive manufacturing and 3D Printing.

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About Samuel, Son & Co.

Founded in 1855, Samuel, Son & Co. is a family-owned and operated, integrated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions. With over 4,800 employees and 100+ facilities, Samuel provides seamless access to metals, industrial products and related value-added services. Supporting over 40,000 customers, they leverage their industry expertise, breadth of experience and the passion of our people to help drive success for North American business – one customer at a time.

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About Burloak Technologies

Burloak Technologies, part of the family of Samuel companies, is a leading supplier of highly-engineered additive manufacturing solutions for clients with demanding applications in high-tech industries worldwide. Burloak delivers high quality, lightweight, fully functional additive manufactured parts for low to medium volume applications across a range of industries including: space, aerospace, defense, energy, medical, automotive, and transportation.  In-house engineering, manufacturing and metrology capabilities make Burloak one of the few full-service suppliers in the industry. Together with its clients, Burloak works to re-create component and process specifications and move additive manufacturing from a prototyping technology to a certified production technology.

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