As ductile as titanium, as light as aluminium.
“Combining the benefits of metallic 3D printing with new materials can greatly expand the possibilities for modern components.” This is how Airbus APWorks CEO Joachim Zettler describes the goal in the development of Scalmalloy®. In cooperation with Airbus Group R&D the company developed a high-performance aluminium powder. It is corrosion-resistant and combines the low weight of aluminium with almost the specific strength of titanium. In comparison, the AlSi10Mg aluminium silicon powder widely used for additive manufacture is only half as strong. In addition to its high strength, Scalmalloy® is also very tough; a special advantage for safety-related applications.
This unique combination makes our material especially interesting for high-performance applications in the robotics, automotive and aerospace industries. Together with the design freedom afforded by metallic 3D printing, products can also have levels of functionality that were previously unattainable.
Scalmalloy® is produced and marketed exclusively by APWorks, in order to make aerospace quality achievable in other industries as well.