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ADDMAN Precision’s Nb-CNC Unlocks the Potential of 3D Printed Niobium Alloys with World-Class Machining

Rochester, MN – February 5, 2024 – ADDMAN, a pioneer in advanced manufacturing solutions, proudly introduces the launch of ADDMAN Precision’s Nb-CNC Capability, specifically designed for precision machining of Niobium and its alloys, including post-processing for 3D printed Niobium. With this expansion, ADDMAN now stands as one of the select U.S. machine shops capable of achieving industry-leading tolerances with this rare and demanding material.

“At ADDMAN, we’re constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in advanced manufacturing,” remarked Dr. Youping Gao, Chief Scientist at ADDMAN. He continued “This expansion strengthens our position as a one-stop shop for cutting-edge solutions, empowering manufacturers to bring their most ambitious ideas to life.”

The ADDMAN Precision team in Rochester, MN delivers a robust capability set for Nb-CNC with proprietary technology settings, programming parameters, and repeatable processes.  ADDMAN Precision’s Nb-CNC offers exceptional customer value by providing parts with performance advantages compared to traditional materials and such as stiffness and heat resistance.

Key Features of ADDMAN Precision Nb-CNC Capability:

  • Niobium derivatives are at the forefront of next-generation propulsion systems for commercial space and hypersonic applications.
  • ADDMAN Precision Nb-CNC enables the efficient and scalable production of high-quality Niobium Alloy components, supporting the growing demand for these advanced materials.
  • ADDMAN Precision Nb-CNC unlocks customer value by providing a more complete lifecycle solution in a short amount of time.
  • Castheon, an ADDMAN Group Company, is a global leader in 3D printing of refractory metals such as C103, a cutting-edge Niobium Alloy


ADDMAN delivers end-to-end solutions, serving customers from prototyping to development projects and through product end-of-life. The ADDMAN manufacturing network comprises four different companies with over 500 employees, offering a coast-to-coast production footprint. With expertise in metal additive manufacturing, polymer 3D printing, precision CNC machining, and injection molding, ADDMAN’s infrastructure supports their guiding charter as they scale: “any part, any volume, every step of the way.” This allows ADDMAN to provide full lifecycle solutions, supporting every phase of their client’s product roadmaps.

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