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Equispheres Partners With McGill University On Aluminium Powder For Binder Jet 3D Printing

Equispheres Partners With McGill University On Aluminium Powder For Binder Jet 3D Printing

Canadian materials science company Equispheres teamed up with Montreal’s McGill University to develop an aluminium alloy powder capable of producing sinterable aluminium parts via binder jet additive manufacturing. Per Equispheres, the limiting factor in producing sinterable aluminium parts with 3D printing was...

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Kaiser Aluminum Acquires Additive Metal Manufacturer Imperial Machine & Tool

Semi-fabricated aluminium firm Kaiser Aluminum Corporation revealed on Wednesday the acquisition of additive manufacturing and machining firm Imperial Machine & Tool Co. of Columbia, New Jersey. The press release provided few details and, at the present time, no financial arrangements or timeline for the deal’s completion are available. Jack A. Hockema, Chairman and Chief Executive […]

European Project Develops 3D-Printing Process for Applying Aluminium Stiffeners to Aerospace Fuselage Panels

A consortium of four European organizations has developed a method for producing self-reinforced fuselage panels by applying aluminium wire to said panels via additive manufacturing. Firms Stelia Aerospace and CT Ingénierie, and École Centrale de Nantes, all of France, and Constellium of the Netherlands developed the groundbreaking method under the auspices of their research and […]

German Auto Parts Firm to Integrate Innovative Aluminium Additive Manufacturing Process

Additive manufacturing of aluminium parts has begun to penetrate the automotive manufacturing community with the sale of a groundbreaking 3D printer to one of Germany’s leading automotive design and production firms. Vader Systems of Buffalo, New York, announced the sale late last week of its signature Mk1 3D printer to BECKER GmbH CAD-CAM-CAST (Becker) of […]

U.S. Researchers Develop Method for 3D Printing of High-Strength Aluminium Alloys

A research-and-development laboratory in California announced this week the development of a method for printing high-strength aluminium alloys into parts that meet the high tolerances necessary for use in the aerospace and automotive industries. HRL Laboratories, LLC made the announcement on Wednesday, explaining that their new method for additive manufacturing allows for the use of […]

British Firms Announce Collaboration to Develop Aerospace Aluminium Alloy for 3D Printing

Two British firms have announced a partnership to collaborate on efforts to utilize a new aluminium alloy in additive manufacturing. Gloucestershire’s Renishaw plc and Worcester’s Aeromet International Limited are working together to develop new processing techniques for the latter firm’s A20X aluminium alloy powder in heat-treatment processes as well. The alloy, which was debuted at […]