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    New High-Temperature Aluminum Alloy for Additive Manufacturing

    QuesTek Innovations LLC developed a new aluminum alloy for additive manufacturing, which is said to be capable of high-strength performance at elevated temperatures (200-300°C) when in the as-built condition. The New Alloy According to QuesTek, the new aluminum alloy for additive manufacturing is believed to be the first powdered aluminum material to meet those requirements […]

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    Experts in Germany to Develop High-Strength Aluminum Alloy for Additive Manufacturing

    Oerlikon, a global technology group, entered into a research partnership with Linde, an industrial gases company, and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), one of the leading German universities in engineering. The aim of the EUR 1.7 million project is to conduct additive manufacturing (AM) research with the aim of developing new high-strength, lightweight aluminum-based alloys that can serve […]

  • Velo3D aluminum 3D printed parts

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    PWR Partners with Velo3D to 3D Print High-Performance Aluminum Heat Exchangers

    PWR Advanced Cooling Technology, a manufacturer of heat exchangers and cooling systems for the automotive and other industries, entered into a collaborative partnership with Velo3D, a producer of additive manufacturing machines and software. Using Velo3D’s Sapphire laser fusion metal printer, the two companies will collaborate on the design of aluminum alloy heat exchangers with thinner and more-complex features and best-in-class […]

  • Additive manufacturing with 7A77.60L aluminum alloy: An HRL scientist completes visual inspection of 3D-printed micro-thrusters after build completion .

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    ARTICLE: A True Reinvention of Metallurgy – HRL Develops High Strength Aluminum Alloy Powders for Additive Manufacturing

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. HRL Laboratories is a science, technology and engineering company that was first founded by Howard Hughes in 1948 under the name Hughes Research Laboratories. Renamed HRL Laboratories, LLC in 1997, the company is currently owned by Boeing and General Motors, with two facilities located in Malibu and Calabasas, CA. The […]

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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 […]