Materials

Due to our focus on high performance products, we offer a narrow range of materials with a high degree of competence and have an abundance of data to back up our design values.

We are serious about quality, and we know that AM only really makes sense in applications where performance matters, which is why we focus on having the best material understanding possible, and that naturally requires a focused approach.

Ti6Al4V

Low density, high strength at moderate temperatures, thermal stability & exceptional corrosion resistance

UTS 1190 MPa
YS 1130 MPa
13% Elongation
4.41g/cm3

Scalmalloy

The highest strength Aluminium alloy with low density and exceptional corrosion resistance

UTS 520MPa
YS 480MPa
13% Elongation
2.67g/cm3

AlSi10Mg

Good electrical and thermal conductivity for applications requiring low/moderate strength

UTS 290MPa
YS 160MPa
8% Elongation
2.67g/cm3

IN718

Strength and corrosion resistance at extremely high temperatures

 

UTS 950MPa
YS 670MPa
28% Elongation
8.22g/cm3

Ti6Al4V

APWORKS’ Ti6Al4V has a chemical composition corresponding to ISO 5832-3, ASTM F1472, and ASTM B348 standards.

 

Also known as the ‘workhorse’ of the titanium industry it accounts for more than 50% of total titanium usage. This very popular light weight titanium alloy has excellent mechanical properties and corrosion resistance, combined with low specific weight and biocompatibility.

 

These unique material properties make it ideal for many high performance engineering applications, for example in aerospace, motor racing, and also for the production of biomedical implants. 

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Scalmalloy

Scalmalloy® material is designed to be processed using Laser Powder Bed Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes.

 

Due to the high cooling rates and rapid solidification, a unique microstructure is achieved which rivals the performance of the highest-grade aluminum foundry products.

 

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

Scalmalloy is used in a wide range of highly loaded functional applications in aerospace and motorsport.

 

AlSi10Mg

AlSi10Mg is a widely used alloy, characterised by its high corrosion resistance, low density, and good casting properties compared to other alloys.

 

It is typically used for parts with thin walls and complex geometries where casting and machining would not be able to achieve the desired geometry.

 

Due to the fact that it offers moderate strength with good electrical and thermal conductivity, it is used in many functional applications such as heat exchangers and waveguides.

 

Parts made by APWORKS’ AlSi10Mg are ideal for applications which require a combination of good thermal properties and low weight. Such parts can also be machined, spark eroded, welded, polished, coated, and/or micro shot peened as per the requirements.

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IN718

APWORKS’ Nickel alloy IN718 is characterized by excellent material properties and a high corrosion resistance. This type of alloy is having material properties of very high tensile, creep, and rupture strength.

 

Parts built from APWORKS’ Nickel alloy IN718 can be heat treated and material properties can be varied within a specified range.

 

Parts can be machined, spark eroded, welded, micro shot peened, polished, and coated in as-built and heat-treated conditions.

Typical applications include exhaust components, combustion chambers, swirlers, injectors and valve components.