Year: 2022

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Popular Aluminum Alloys Used for Additive Manufacturing

Production manufacturers use the term additive manufacturing to refer to 3D printing on an industrial scale. Many high-value products rely on aluminum alloys. In addition, production-scale 3D printing keeps growing increasingly popular. Thus, effective aluminum alloys for additive manufacturing have received much attention from manufacturers, researchers, and various industries.   Manufacturers often turn to additive manufacturing…

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Differences Between Different Grades of ASTM-B23 Babbitt

Babbitt metals are tin-based or lead-based metals that were first invented in 1836. These metals are commonly used as bearing materials along axles and crankshafts. Babbitt metals offer a range of advantages such as corrosion resistance, friction resistance, low wear, and wetting properties. The alloys are designed to have the strength to handle high speeds…

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Popular Metals Used with Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing processes involve using materials to create parts, components, and finished products by layering the materials together. These processes create both simple and complex geometric parts for a range of industries including medical, aerospace, and automotive. In addition, many manufacturers use additive manufacturing for prototyping design concepts. These prototypes are made quickly and modified…

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What is Additive Manufacturing?

Manufacturing products requires making a component, part, or full item from raw materials. There are two main types of manufacturing processes. One way to make the part involves taking a large chunk of the raw material and cutting, shaving, sawing, or drilling it down until forming the desired shape. This type of process is called…