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    Constellium and Morf3D to Develop Additive Manufacturing Technology

    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 […]

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    Status of the Aluminum Additive Manufacturing Market

    By Amritesh Suman, Strategic Market Research. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D-printing, is a technology that primarily manufactures parts from a digital model using a method that builds up a material layer-by-layer to produce the part. The materials used can be metals, polymers, hydrogels, or concrete. Metal additive manufacturing can utilize a vast range of […]

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    ORNL Additively Manufactures Lightweight Aluminum Alloy

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been investigating the additive manufacturing of aluminum alloys for several years. In particular, the researchers have been focused on materials that can perform under high pressure in high temperature environments, which are needed for automotive, aerospace, defense and space applications — such as pistons within an engine. Recently the […]

  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]