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Enhancing the Properties of an Aluminum Alloy for L-PBF

February 25, 2021

Aluminum alloys – strong, tough, and lightweight – are desirable materials for aerospace, marine, and defense applications. When processed using laser powder bed fusion, however, these alloys have a tendency to crack and distort.

To mitigate this problem, EWI recently tested blending AA7075 with AlSi10Mg powder. The results show great promise for successful laser additive manufacturing processing.

You are invited to read about this work in a paper by EWI Senior Technology Leader Alber Sadek, Laser Powder Bed Fusion of AA7075 Alloy with Additional Si+Mg Content. To download the paper at no charge, simply complete the form on this page.

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