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  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory - aluminum alloy 3d printing additive manufacturing

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    ORNL Additively Manufactures Lightweight Aluminum Alloy

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been investigating the additive manufacturing of aluminum alloys for several years. In particular, the researchers have been focused on materials that can perform under high pressure in high temperature environments, which are needed for automotive, aerospace, defense and space applications — such as pistons within an engine. Recently the […]

  • plane landing gear - Optomec Inc. has added 7000 series aluminum alloys to its list of qualified for use in its LENS 3D DED metal additive printing equipment.

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    Optomec Adds Aluminum to Its Mix of Metal Additive Printing Recipes

    Additive manufacturing of aluminum is a small but growing segment, with applications being utilized in niche sectors of the industrial and aerospace industries. In particular, manufacturers are interested in implementing 7000 series aluminum for additive manufacturing due to its high strength. These alloys have also been commonly used in cast, forged, or extruded components for […]

  • Ford Motor Company and ExOne Company - 3d printed aluminum part

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    Ford and ExOne Develop Binder Jet Aluminum 3D Printing for Automotive

    Ford Motor Company and the ExOne Company have jointly developed a patent-pending process for rapid and reliable binder jet 3D printing and sintering of aluminum that delivers properties comparable to die casting. “This is a breakthrough in making 3D printed and sintered parts for the auto industry,” said Harold Sears, Ford technical leader for additive manufacturing. “While the […]

  • Rio Tinto - aluminum-scandium alloy for 3D Printing

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    Rio Tinto Sells First Batch of Aluminum-Scandium Alloy for 3D Printing

    Rio Tinto began construction of a new commercial scale demonstration plant at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. When the plant begins operation, Rio Tinto will become the first producer of high-quality scandium oxide in North America. In addition, the new facility will enable the production of high quality […]

  • aluminum 3D-printed additive manufactured components for the Yarilo satellite

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    Rusal Produces 3D-Printed Components for the Yarilo Satellite

    UC Rusal produced an 3D-printed aluminum casing, which has been successfully implemented in a Yarilo satellite launched into space in 2020. The satellite’s mission is to explore and monitor the sun and weather variations in space. The development of the 3D-printed thermoregulatory casings was a joint project carried out by Rusal’s Institute of Light Materials […]

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    NanoAL Commercializes Aluminum Alloy Powder

    NanoAL, LLC, located in Boston, MA, has commercialized its award-winning, additive manufacturing technology — Addalloy® 5T aluminum alloy powder. NanoAL is a subsidiary of Unity Aluminum (formerly Braidy Industries) and serves as its research and development division, developing new aluminum alloys. The Addalloy family of next-generation aluminum alloy powders are specifically formulated for additive manufacturing via […]

  • Trimet aluminum alloy for additive manufacturing

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    Trimet Introduces New Alloy for Additive Manufacturing

    Additive manufacturing is becoming increasingly important, with cheaper and more efficient processes making the production of metal powders and additively manufactured components more attractive. As a result, printed components are increasingly being used not only for prototyping, but also as serial products. Trimet Aluminium SE in Germany has been conducting intensive research and development on material […]

  • Poly-Shape Partners with Constellium to Research Aluminum Additive Manufacturing

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    Poly-Shape Partners with Constellium to Research Aluminum Additive Manufacturing

    Poly-Shape, an AddUp company, signed a contract with Constellium to research and develop innovative components made from aluminum powder. The components will be additively manufactured from the Aheadd® powders recently developed by Constellium. “This is the result of the flexibility of our structures, our reactivity and the high quality of our teams, in particular the research […]