Morf3D and Constellium Ink Joint Additive Manufacturing Program

Constellium's Aheadd CP1 offers benefits including thermal and electrical conductivity approaching that of pure aluminium, the company reports.

Constellium's Aheadd CP1 offers benefits including thermal and electrical conductivity approaching that of pure aluminium, the company reports.

Constellium SE has entered into an agreement with Morf3D to provide Aheadd CP1, one of its additive manufacturing (AM) powder solutions, to Morf3D, Inc., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation and tcompany in metal additive manufacturing specializing in AM optimization and engineering for the aviation, space and defense industries.

“We are very excited to partner with Morf3D, a leading company in additive manufacturing, on the qualification and development of applications using our Aheadd CP1 aluminium powder,” says Alireza Arbab, head of Additive Manufacturing for Constellium. “Constellium recognized a gap in aluminium powder options for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) and has developed new powders specifically for this AM process.”

“To achieve the highest performance and productivity in metal additive manufacturing, we need materials and alloys, which can respond to the growing demand for extreme application functionalities and performance, as well as balancing economic equations,” says Dr. Behrang Poorganji, VP of Materials Technology at Morf3D. “Morf3D’s vision as a world leader in additive manufacturing solution integration starts with materials and spans the entire additive manufacturing ecosystem. We are delighted to partner with Constellium as a recognized world leader in aluminium manufacturing on material qualification and commercialization of their newly designed family of aluminum alloys for several AM applications and industries, including aviation, space, and defense.”

Constellium's Aheadd CP1 offers benefits including thermal and electrical conductivity approaching that of pure aluminium, high ductility and surface finishing characteristics. This alloy is also a cost-effective alternative for other AM applications due to its high printing speed and simplified post-processing.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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