As ductile as titanium, as light as aluminum

What is Scalmalloy®?

  • Scalmalloy® is world’s first material specifically developed for the ALM process
  • Scalmalloy® is an aluminum-magnesium-scandium alloy with a unique microstructure, strength and ductility compared to other aluminum alloy powders
  • Scalmalloy® is a second generation high-strength aluminum powder developed and patented by APWORKS
  • Scalmalloy® is a material which works on all powder-bed SLM machines in operation since years

What is unique about Scalmalloy®?

Scalmalloy® unites the best of both “worlds” – Titanium and Aluminum

Scalmalloy® offers excellent material properties

  • Very good weldability
  • Very good corrosion resistance
  • Excellent (low) coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Very stable microstructure at high temperatures up to 250°C
  • Excellent characteristics for conventional machining processes
  • Excellent application of various conventional anodizing processes

Scalmalloy® creates added value to your parts and economic benefit to your products

“Combining the benefits of metallic 3D printing with new materials can greatly expand the possibilities for modern components”

Scalmalloy® in various applications

Aerospace – “Bionic Partition”

Automotive – “Heat Exchanger”

Robotics – “Hydraulic Manifold”

Space – “Satellite Panel”

Motorsports – “Bracket”

Others – Light Rider”

How to become a Scalmalloy® user?

  • Standardized Scalmalloy® certification process for all powder-bed SLM machines available

  • Start of production with Scalmalloy® on shortest time

Certified Scalmalloy® manufacturing partners

3D Printing Machines: SLM280, SLM500 4x700W


Maximum Build Space: 500 x 280 x 360 mm³


Materials used: Scalmalloy®, AlSi10Mg, TiAl6V4 ELI (grade 23) Inconel 718, 1.2709, 316L(1.4404)


Production focus: Prototyping and small series production, conventional manufacturing


Post processing: Various post treatment methods available such as, milling, …


Specialties: Offering consulting, design, optimization, printing, mechanical post processing and quality control up to the finished part from one provider


Contact: Neudorf 171 / 8262 Ilz / Austria

+ 43 (0) 33 85/24 570 / office@mhcnc.com

3D Printing Machines: CONCEPT LASER M2 CUSING, CONCEPT LASER MLAB CUSING R


Maximum Build Space: 250 x 250 x 280 mm³


Materials used: Scalmalloy®, AlSi10Mg, TiAl6V4


Production focus: Prototyping and small series production


Post processing: 


Specialties:


Contact: Via 4 Novembre, 37 / A 42022 BORETTO (RE) / ITALY

3D Printing Machines: EOS M400, Concept Laser M2, Concept Laser M2 Dual, Concept Laser X-Line, SLM Solutions 280, SLM Solutions 500, EOS M290, EOS M280, Concept Laser M1


Maximum Build Space: 800 x 400 x 500 mm³


Materials used: Scalmalloy®, AlSi10Mg, TiAl6V4


Production focus: Prototyping and small series production


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Contact: 235, Rue des Canesteu -ZI La Gandonne  / 13300 Salon de Provence / France

3D Printing Machines: EOS M290


Maximum Build Space: 250 x 250 x 300 mm³


Materials used: Scalmalloy®, AlSi10Mg, AlSi7Mg, In718, TiAl6V4


Production focus: Prototyping and series production


Post processing: 

Thermal treatment under protective atmosphere up to 1.100°C, under air up to 1300°C, with calibrated thermocouples and datalogger

Sandblasting cabins (with different media)

Atex saw for automated and controlled parts removal from the platforms

CNC machining (with Heidenhain command, measurement probe, and CAM software)

Tribo-finishing

Density measurement by Archimede’s method

Density measurement and porosity mapping (image analysis on micrographs with validated thresholding procedure) with Olympus DSX510 digital microscope

Microstructure control by optical microscopy (in house metallography lab)

Micro vickers hardness testing

Line and Surface roughness via confocal microscopy

Line roughness via standard rugosimeter (TESA)
3D dimensional control: 3D arm (Romer) with probes and laser scanner (Hexagon RS3) for dimensional control, with metrology program

1D dimensionnal control: 1D measurement column (TESA)

Other manual metrology equipment


Specialties

One of the main leaders in Additive Manufacturing for industry in Europe, Any-Shape supports every day companies to  exploit the full possibilities of industrial 3D printing and to contribute to the development of their innovative projects. Any-Shape is active on the whole value chain with state-of-the art equipments for production (both metal and plastic), post-treatment and control. Any-Shape’s activities is mainly based on three Business Units able to propose specific answers to specific requirements: « High-tech parts », « Tooling & molds » and « Medical devices ». Our main markets are today aeronautics, space, defense and automotive.


Contact:

Roger COCLE / CEO / roger.cocle@any-shape.com / +32 476 954327

Documents and Materials on Scalmalloy®

Scalmalloy® material is designed to be processed using Laser Powder Bed Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) processes. Due to the high cooling rates and rapid solidification, a unique microstructure is achieved which rivals the performance of the highest grade aluminium foundry products.

Material Data Sheet – Scalmalloy®

Coupling the material properties with the design freedom provided by ALM processes can enable high performance parts with a level of functionality previously impossible to achieve.

Get more details in our Scalmalloy® Overview

The APWORKS certification process ensures a steady high quality of Scalmalloy® parts guaranteeing that the mechanical properties are met. Parameters are available on all latest powder-bed SLM machines.

Get more details on our Scalmalloy® Certification Process

Contact Us 

Telephone: +49 (0)89 9547 38766

Mail: sales@apworks.de