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Mixing up something special: Metal Binder-Jetting of Aluminium-Based Alloys

Group of Kymera International additive manufacturing specialists join forces to dive deep into metal binder-jetting technologies for global World PM 2022 Congress & Exhibition

Abstract: Metal binder-jetting (MBJ) technology involves the additive build-up of “green parts” via localized deposition of liquid binder on a powder bed. Green parts are subsequently depowdered, debinded and sintered to near full density. A successful sintering becomes then the critical step for the development of both density and material properties. Aluminium-based alloys, while commonplace for laser-based technologies, have been hitherto neglected in the binder-based approach, due to their notorious oxidation sensitivity and possibly to their less visible presence in the traditional PM industry, compared to ferrous materials. By taking advantage of its multi-decade experience in mass production of PM aluminium grades, Kymera International is adapting several grades of free-sintering aluminium alloys, including those from the 6000- and other series, for use in binder jet additive manufacturing. Progress updates will be provided on the printing and sintering process and material properties after sintering and heat treatment.

Check out the below links to learn more about Metal binder-jetting (MBJ) technologies and how Kymera International continues to push the boundaries of additive manufacturing.

Metal Binder-Jetting of Aluminium-Based Alloys (World PM2022 – Session 29: AM Sinter based Technologies – Binder Jetting Material Development)

Who is Kymera International – Leader in Additive Manufacturing & Metal Binder-Jetting

Citation: Matteo Zanon; Armin Müller; Joseph R. Croteau; Nicholas Murphy; Joseph Workman; Tom Pelletiers

Kymera International / Ecka Granules Germany, Germany & SCM Metal Products, USA

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