3d printing

Constellium Debuts New High-Performance Aluminium Powder For Additive Manufacturing

Constellium Debuts New High-Performance Aluminium Powder For Additive Manufacturing

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. announced the latest addition to its line of advance aluminium products in the form of high-performance aluminium powder “Aheadd” for use in additive manufacturing. Per the firm, the bespoke aluminium powders are designed to...

Aluminum Association Issues World’s First Material Designation System For 3D Printing

The Aluminum Association announced yesterday a new material registration record describing standards for aluminium powder utilized in additive manufacturing. The new standards, christened “Purple Sheets” by the Association, are the first new material registration record in almost two decades. These standards provide alloy designations and chemical composition limits for the aluminium powders used in the […]

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 […]