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    MELD Achieves Additive Manufacturing of Large Aluminum Parts

    Using its proprietary additive manufacturing technology, MELD Manufacturing Corporation has fabricated components in excess of 55 inches (1.4 m) in diameter using off-the-shelf aluminum 6061 — a milestone in the 3D-printing of large metal parts. The MELD technology is a solid-state process, in which the material does not reach the melting temperature. In this way, […]

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    New Process for 3D Printing Aluminum for Thin-Walled Heat Transfer Applications

    Velo3D developed a manufacturing process for additively manufacturing parts in foundry-grade F357 aluminum alloy using its Sapphire® metal 3D printing system. The alloy enables 3D printing of parts that have traditionally been manufactured using die and other shape casting practices. While there are other aluminum alloys that are more commonly used in metal additive manufacturing […]

  • EDAG - 3D printed automotive aluminum component

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    EDAG Develops Aluminum Alloy for Mass Production of 3D-Printed Vehicle Components

    EDAG Group in Germany,  together with eight project partners, has developed an aluminum alloy for the 3D printing of automotive components. The alloy was designed to provide higher strength and elongation at the breaking point — which is especially important in the event of a crash. Additive production has huge potential for revolutionizing the production of automotive […]

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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 […]

  • Oerlikon - aluminum additive manufacturing

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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 […]