KBM Welcomes IMR Metal Powders to Online Marketplace

KBM Welcomes IMR Metal Powders to Online Marketplace

May 28th 2024

Fairfield, OH – Austria’s IMR Metal Powder Technologies (“IMR”) has finalized its agreement with US-based KBM Advanced Materials, LLC (“KBM”) for the sales and distribution of IMR’s aluminum metal powders for Additive Manufacturing. KBM has established a unique metal powder marketplace and distribution network in North America. IMR’s high quality aluminum metal powder offerings will now be available to this network increasing users' access to quality powder products.

IMR has been a leading provider of industrial metals, semi-finished products, and chemical products for over 30 years, marketing their products globally. IMR metal powders are known for their quality, consistency, and competitive pricing. There will now be a dedicated stock of IMR material at KBM’s warehouse in Ohio, providing just in time access to producers of aluminum parts.

IMR focuses its production of aluminum alloy powders to the additive manufacturing industry and is a partner for development and production of customer specific powders for laser powder bed fusion (PBF-L/M), Direct Energy Deposition (DED), and other processing technologies.

Thomas Rimmer, IMR CEO, says “By offering our Aluminum alloy powders on the platform of KBM our US customers have now access to their products on short-term notice which supports their inventory management optimization as well as fast response to new business opportunities in a still evolving and sometimes difficult to predict market environment. The availability of IMR’s products to the US AM community from a local warehouse with the expert service of KBM were the main reasons for moving into this exciting opportunity.”

KBM offers products and services to consumers of AM powders in the USA and Canada. The business model results in KBM having large amounts of stock available for order at any given time, allowing customers to order and receive their metal powder quickly and efficiently. KBM is North America’s largest marketplace for metal powders, allowing customers access to a variety of alloys and producers. It is also the only online marketplace with transparent pricing and access to a variety of producers.

Kevin Kemper, KBM CEO, says "KBM is excited to partner with IMR to increase accessibility of their metal powders in North America. On-demand availability of products differentiates producers into those that can ship product when consumers need it and those that have a lead time. Our e-commerce solution features an easy-to-use interface, secure online transactions, detailed product information, pricing transparency, and the ability to ship products within a day of purchase. We want it to be easy and efficient for part producers to procure the raw materials they need to be successful. IMR is a strong and exciting addition to our offering."

See IMR's metal powder offering here: https://kbmadvanced.com/IMR/

About KBM Advanced Materials:

KBM Advanced Materials specializes in financing, selling, and distributing metal powder for additive manufacturing, metal injection molding (MIM), and other advanced manufacturing markets. KBM has a first-of-its-kind e-commerce marketplace that bridges the inventory gap between a dispersed customer base and larger metal powder producers. This business model offers a simpler and more efficient solution to the metal powder supply chain.

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