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  • 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 […]

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    October 2019

    Cover Astro is a unique quadruped robot dog, which is supported by an aluminum frame. The mechanical pup is being designed with intelligent learning systems that will enable him to provide assistance to humanity. See story on page 49. Articles Key Aerospace Supplier in Southern California Expands with New Machining Capabilities By Andrea Svendsen, Managing […]

  • HRL Laboratories aluminum powder

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    ARTICLE: Registration System for Aluminum Alloys Used in Additive Manufacturing

    By Patricia Smith, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Jack Cowie and John Weritz, The Aluminum Association. Introduction Additive manufacturing (AM) technology, or 3D printing, is the process of producing a three-dimensional component from a computer-aided design (CAD) model by adding material layer by layer. AM technology was originally developed for polymers in the 1980s. Metal powder […]

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    August 2019

    Cover A vision of Hydro’s Peace Bench as it may appear at the Nobel Peace Center in Norway. (Image: Lars Tornoe.) Articles World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review By Rudolf P. Pawlek Page 6 Robotization of the Casthouse Operations at Aluminerie Alouette By Patrice L’Huillier, J.P. Bérubé, and J.P. Castilloux, Aluminerie Alouette Page 18 The […]

  • Aeromet A20X aluminum powder

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    Aeromet Achieves High Strength Aluminum Powder for Additive Manufacturing

    Aeromet announced that its patented aluminum alloys powder A20X™ has achieved an ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of over 500 MPa — making it one of the strongest commercially available aluminum powders. A20X Powder was originally derived from the MMPDS-approved A20X casting alloy, which is in use by a global network of aerospace casting suppliers. The powder is […]

  • Gränges signs MOU with Aurora Labs (L-R): Carl Rodling, VP of Strategy and M&M for Gränges; David Budge, founder and managing director of Aurora Labs; and Richard Westergård, manager of New Material Technology for Gränges.

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    Gränges Signs MOU with Aurora Labs for Research on Aluminum Additive Manufacturing

    Gränges AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with A3D Operations Pty. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aurora Labs Ltd., a metal 3D-printing developed based in Bibra Lake, Australia. Under the agreement the two companies will collaborate in marketing research to better understand the opportunities for the use of aluminum […]

  • HRL Laboratories

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    HRL Laboratories is First to Register New 3D-Printed Aluminum Alloy

    HRL Laboratories, LLC in Malibu, California, obtained the first ever registration of an additive aluminum alloy from the Aluminum Association. The new “purple sheets” — the first new material registration record in nearly 20 years — will provide clear chemical designations for aluminum powder used in 3D printing. The company will be granted registration number […]