Category: Aluminum Alloys

Metal 3D-printed boat propeller.
The Importance of Developing More Metal Alloys for Additive Manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) is increasingly important across a range of industries. Compared to traditional manufacturing, AM is faster and more flexible; it also offers greater design freedom for complex geometries. The technology is poised to cut costs and streamline production environments. First, however, engineers and researchers must overcome common 3D printer limitations and develop…

Master Aluminum alloys
Most Popular Aluminum Master Alloys and Their Uses

Although aluminum is the third most abundant element on the planet, it’s only been commercially viable for about a century due to historically restrictive production costs. As a lightweight and resilient metal, the versatility of aluminum lends itself to a variety of applications, such as construction materials, aircraft parts, HVAC units and consumer products. Aluminum is…