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High Performance Aluminum Powder Designed Specifically for Laser Powder Bed Fusion : CP1 for Aerospace Industries

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Constellium Aheadd® additive manufacturing (AM) aluminum alloys are specifically designed for laser powder bed fusion (LPBF), bringing multiple advantages over LPBF of conventional aluminum alloys which were previously developed for castings, rolled products, extrusions, or forgings. The Constellium team will give updated information on the performance of Constellium Aheadd® CP1, an Al-Zr-Fe powder product, now registered with the Aluminum Association as AA8A61.50, and ideally suited to LPBF processing and post-processing operations. This product demonstrates robust, isotropic component properties with strength levels above conventional alloys such as AlSi10Mg or 6061, while maintaining excellent levels of ductility, conductivity and corrosion performance. Heat treatment can be performed in a conventional stress-relief oven and the product is ideal for surface finishing with mechanical, chemical, and electrochemical processes.

In May 2022 Constellium and Morf3D announced a joint development program to qualify Constellium Aheadd® CP1 alloy. In this presentation Dr. Behrang Poorganji, Vice President of Materials Technology at Morf3D, will detail out a qualification process and consideration of Aheadd® CP1. He will highlight specific requirements which metal AM players including OEMs are demanding for aluminum alloy applications which command both light weighting and higher processability windows during AM and post-processing operations. In this presentation, participants will receive an outlined qualification process as well as some of the material property results that Morf3D has been able to successfully generate enabling customers to achieve their performance requirements. Morf3D is a strategic supplier to aerospace and defense and is a Nadcap accredited AM facility.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create innovative designs through additive manufacturing that have fine, as built grain, doesn't hot crack, exhibits isotropic properties with great mechanical properties
  • Learn more robust, alternative aluminum powder solutions than what's currently in the marketplace
  • Be able to realize lower cost solutions through high productivity in AM printing