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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

  • MELD Aluminum

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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 […]

  • 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 […]