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    ARTICLE: Registration System for Aluminum Alloys Used in Additive Manufacturing

    By Patricia Smith, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Jack Cowie and John Weritz, The Aluminum Association. Introduction Additive manufacturing (AM) technology, or 3D printing, is the process of producing a three-dimensional component from a computer-aided design (CAD) model by adding material layer by layer. AM technology was originally developed for polymers in the 1980s. Metal powder […]

  • Aeromet A20X aluminum powder

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    Aeromet Achieves High Strength Aluminum Powder for Additive Manufacturing

    Aeromet announced that its patented aluminum alloys powder A20X™ has achieved an ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of over 500 MPa — making it one of the strongest commercially available aluminum powders. A20X Powder was originally derived from the MMPDS-approved A20X casting alloy, which is in use by a global network of aerospace casting suppliers. The powder is […]

  • Gränges signs MOU with Aurora Labs (L-R): Carl Rodling, VP of Strategy and M&M for Gränges; David Budge, founder and managing director of Aurora Labs; and Richard Westergård, manager of New Material Technology for Gränges.

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    Gränges Signs MOU with Aurora Labs for Research on Aluminum Additive Manufacturing

    Gränges AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with A3D Operations Pty. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aurora Labs Ltd., a metal 3D-printing developed based in Bibra Lake, Australia. Under the agreement the two companies will collaborate in marketing research to better understand the opportunities for the use of aluminum […]

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    HRL Laboratories is First to Register New 3D-Printed Aluminum Alloy

    HRL Laboratories, LLC in Malibu, California, obtained the first ever registration of an additive aluminum alloy from the Aluminum Association. The new “purple sheets” — the first new material registration record in nearly 20 years — will provide clear chemical designations for aluminum powder used in 3D printing. The company will be granted registration number […]

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    Aluminum Association Introduces First-Ever Material Designation System for 3D Printing

    The Aluminum Association will release its first new material registration record in nearly 20 years. The new “purple sheets” will provide clear chemical designations for aluminum powder used in 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. The purple sheets are the newest addition to the Association’s long-running “rainbow sheet” series, which provides alloy designations and […]

  • Desktop Metal - Studio Fleet parts

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    Desktop Metal Aims to Commercialize Office-Friendly Metal 3D Printers

    Desktop Metal in Burlington, Massachusetts, is moving to commercially develop its 3D printing technology for producing metal components in aluminum, titanium, stainless steels, etc. The company recently closed a $160 million funding round, led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), that will enable it to advance its technology. “We are at a critical juncture in the […]

  • AP&C to offer aluminum alloy F357 powder

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    AP&C to Offer Aluminum Alloy Powder for Additive Manufacturing

    AP&C, a GE Additive company, will begin production of F357 aluminum alloy powder for the additive manufacturing industry. The powder will be produced using AP&C’s proprietary Advanced Plasma Atomization (APA™) technology at its recently expanded facility in Saint-Eustache, Canada. This new, automated plant offers a full aluminum powder production capacity of 1,000 tons. The new F357 […]

  • John Barneson (left), senior vice president of Corporate Development at Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, and Chris Joest (Right), president of Imperial Machine & Tool Co., celebrating the successful completion of the acquisition.

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    Kaiser Aluminum Acquires Additive Metal Manufacturer

    Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, has acquired Imperial Machine & Tool Co., a leader in multi-material additive manufacturing and machining technologies for aerospace and defense, automotive, high-tech, and general industrial applications. “The acquisition brings significant technology and intellectual property to broaden Kaiser’s ability to provide solutions for demanding applications in compatible end […]