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    Aluminum Association Introduces First-Ever Material Designation System for 3D Printing

    The Aluminum Association will release its first new material registration record in nearly 20 years. The new “purple sheets” will provide clear chemical designations for aluminum powder used in 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. The purple sheets are the newest addition to the Association’s long-running “rainbow sheet” series, which provides alloy designations and […]

  • Desktop Metal - Studio Fleet parts

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    Desktop Metal Aims to Commercialize Office-Friendly Metal 3D Printers

    Desktop Metal in Burlington, Massachusetts, is moving to commercially develop its 3D printing technology for producing metal components in aluminum, titanium, stainless steels, etc. The company recently closed a $160 million funding round, led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), that will enable it to advance its technology. “We are at a critical juncture in the […]

  • AP&C to offer aluminum alloy F357 powder

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    AP&C to Offer Aluminum Alloy Powder for Additive Manufacturing

    AP&C, a GE Additive company, will begin production of F357 aluminum alloy powder for the additive manufacturing industry. The powder will be produced using AP&C’s proprietary Advanced Plasma Atomization (APA™) technology at its recently expanded facility in Saint-Eustache, Canada. This new, automated plant offers a full aluminum powder production capacity of 1,000 tons. The new F357 […]

  • John Barneson (left), senior vice president of Corporate Development at Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, and Chris Joest (Right), president of Imperial Machine & Tool Co., celebrating the successful completion of the acquisition.

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    Kaiser Aluminum Acquires Additive Metal Manufacturer

    Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, has acquired Imperial Machine & Tool Co., a leader in multi-material additive manufacturing and machining technologies for aerospace and defense, automotive, high-tech, and general industrial applications. “The acquisition brings significant technology and intellectual property to broaden Kaiser’s ability to provide solutions for demanding applications in compatible end […]

  • Arconic - Lockheed Martin

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    Arconic and Lockheed Martin to Collaborate on 3D Printing Materials Development

    Arconic signed a two-year joint development agreement (JDA) with Lockheed Martin with the aim of realizing next-generation advanced materials and manufacturing processes. Together, the companies will develop customized lightweight material systems and advanced manufacturing processes, such as metal 3D printing, to advance current and next-generation aerospace and defense solutions — including new structures and systems not currently in […]

  • Stelia aerospace 3d printed fuselage panel

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    STELIA Aerospace Introduces Demonstrator for 3D-Printed Aluminum Fuselage Panels

    STELIA Aerospace, in partnership with Constellium, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, and CT Ingénierie, introduced a demonstrator for metallic self-reinforced fuselage panels, with stiffeners directly manufactured on the surface, through additive manufacturing. In the long term, this new technology could eliminate the current added stiffeners, which are attached to the fuselage panels with fixing screws and […]

  • FIT and Caterpillar - additive manufactured part

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    ARTICLE: Additive Manufacturing of Aluminum Alloys

    By Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor. Introduction For decades, additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing (3DP), has grown and proliferated worldwide into a multibillion dollar industry encompassing many different technologies and types of materials. AM methods embody a group of emerging technologies that create a functional 3D object from any one of a variety […]

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    HRL Breakthrough Enables 3D Printing of High-Strength Aluminum

    HRL Laboratories, LLC, developed technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys — including Al7075 and Al6061 — which were previously not amenable to additive manufacturing. This opens the door to the additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys for aircraft and automobile parts. Nanoparticle Functionalization Additive manufacturing of metals typically begins with alloy powders that are […]

  • 3D printed part – Aeromet International

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    British Firms Explore Additive Manufacturing Parameters for Aluminum Alloy

    Renishaw and Aeromet International Limited announced a collaboration to establish additive manufacturing process parameters and material properties for Aeromet’s A20X® aluminum alloy. The two companies will work together to optimize the processing techniques for the high-performance alloy on Renishaw metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems. They are also investigating a range of heat treatment regimes to deliver optimum […]