Constellium SE introduced a new line of aluminum powders for additive manufacturing. This new development will enable the company to meet the demand for aluminum additive manufacturing, which is increasingly gaining traction, as more applications are being developed for the aerospace, motor sport, and automotive industries.
“As a global leader in innovative aluminum products and solutions, we are at the forefront of the evolving and fast changing additive manufacturing market, and we are proud to be expanding our portfolio to serve and meet the needs of our customers across all industries,” said Jean-Marc Germain, CEO of Constellium. “The global additive manufacturing market has great potential with new design and production possibilities, and we look forward to further expanding its potential by providing unique and high-performance aluminum powders customized for our customers.”
The laser powder bed process involves rapid solidification which can be leveraged to design entirely new aluminum alloys, bringing properties unachievable with conventional alloys. Constellium’s researchers at the C-TEC Research and Development center in Voreppe, France, developed Aheadd®, high performance aluminum powders designed to provide thermal stability in order to meet the requirements of powder bed fusion, allowing higher printing productivity and simplified post-processing.
Constellium signed a contract with Poly-Shape, an AddUp company and a leader in the field of metal additive manufacturing. The two companies will cooperate on the development and production of innovative components based on the new Constellium powders.