Constellium SE is entering into an agreement with Morf3D, Inc., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, to jointly develop additive manufacturing (AM) technologies for the aerospace industry. Under the agreement, Constellium will supply Morf3D with Aheadd® CP1, one of its proprietary AM powder alloys.
“We are very excited to partner with Morf3D, a leading company in additive manufacturing, on the qualification and development of applications using our Aheadd CP1 aluminum powder,” said Alireza Arbab, head of Additive Manufacturing for Constellium. “Constellium recognized a gap in aluminum powder options for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) and has developed new powders specifically for this AM process. We are confident that this program will highlight the benefits of Aheadd CP1 and help set new standards for aluminum component production using LPBF.”
Aluminum additive manufacturing is gaining traction in many areas, especially in aerospace, due to its ability to work around the design limits of current manufacturing processes. Constellium has developed unique additive manufacturing powder solutions that fit the needs of this technology-driven industry.
For example, Aheadd CP1 offers many benefits, including thermal and electrical conductivity approaching that of pure aluminum, high ductility, and excellent surface finishing characteristics. This alloy is also a cost-effective alternative for other AM applications due to its very high printing speed and simplified post-processing, which make Aheadd CP1 the solution of choice both for rapid prototyping and series production.
Morf3D is a trusted leader in metal additive manufacturing specializing in AM optimization and engineering for the aviation, space, and defense industries. “To achieve the highest performance and productivity in metal additive manufacturing, we need materials and alloys which can respond to the growing demand for extreme application functionalities and performance, as well as balancing economic equations,” said Dr. Behrang Poorganji, VP of Materials Technology at Morf3D. “We are delighted to partner with Constellium as a recognized world leader in aluminum manufacturing on material qualification and commercialization of their newly designed family of aluminum alloys for several AM applications and industries, including aviation, space, and defense.”