Elementum 3D Launches High-Strength Aluminum Alloy

Material designed to eliminate need for heat treatment.

Material designed to eliminate need for heat treatment.

An aluminum piston head. Image courtesy of Elementum 3D.

Elementum 3D will launch A5083-RAM5 aluminum alloy at the upcoming Rapid + TCT 2023 event, June 25-27. Developed in part with the support of the U.S. Army, this alloy provides printability, consistent properties and strength, all without requiring heat treatment, the company reports.

A5083-RAM5 exhibits consistent tensile properties in horizontal and vertical orientations, as well as in as-printed and stress-relieved states. The RAM additions result in higher strengths than wrought 5083 products, the company reports.

The release of A5083-RAM5 enables manufacturers to print advanced components from a high-strength aluminum alloy with reduced post-processing time and cost. The alloy does not contain any rare elements. Printed A5083-RAM5 is designed for use in any applications wrought 5083 alloy is traditionally used including pressure vessels, marine components, aerospace components, energy sector applications, as well as applications that benefit from the higher strength and design complexity offered by A5083-RAM and AM processing.

This research was funded in part by the U.S. Army under contract #W911NF20C0012 by the Army Research office (ARO). This product is based in part upon work supported by the U.S. Army Small Business Innovation Research Program Office and the Army Research Office under Contract No. W911NF20C0012. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Army Small Business Innovation Research Program Office or the Army Research Office.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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