aluminium 3D printing

Rusal 3D Aluminium Alloy Powder Proves Successful Aboard Satellite

Rusal 3D Aluminium Alloy Powder Proves Successful Aboard Satellite

Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal announced yesterday that an aluminium part made via additive manufacturing was successfully installed and operated aboard a satellite launched into orbit. Rusal produced a thermoregulating casing for the gamma-ray detector aboard the Yarillo satellite using a...

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Gränges And Aurora Labs Ltd Ink Agreement To Discuss Enhanced Cooperation In 3D Aluminium Manufacturing

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB and Australian metal 3D printing developer Aurora Labs Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding last week that contemplates increased commercial and research ties between the two firms. Operating through its wholly-owned subsidiary A3D Operations Pty Ltd., Aurora and Gränges agreed to a framework for possible future transactions between the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]