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GE Additive’s AP&C to offer Aluminum Alloy F357 Powder Beginning April 2019

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[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=”” font_weight=”normal” font_style=”italic”]The qualities of the new powder can lead to enhanced performance and reliability of aluminum printing process in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry[/penci_blockquote]

AP&C, a GE Additive company announced that it will begin production of aluminum alloy F357 powder beginning Q1 2019. Customer deliveries of the powder are expected from April 2019. The new powder has all the qualities required to enhance performance and reliability of the aluminum printing process in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.

The Aluminum alloy F357 powder will be produced using AP&C’s proprietary Advanced Plasma Atomization (APA) at its recently expanded facility in Saint-Eustache, Canada. The fully automated facility offers a production capacity of 1000 tons.

The aluminum alloy F357 powder has the same qualities of the quality signature APA titanium powders such as good processability, high flowability, high packing, low porosity and high purity. All of these qualities are required to enhance performance and reliability of the aluminum printing process in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.

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The new powder adds to AP&C’s existing product range and experience working with reactive and low density metals. Speaking about the latest addition in its products portfolio, Alain Dupont, President & CEO of AP&C said, “It’s great to add aluminum F357 to our portfolio. Our customers have been asking us to provide aluminum solutions to address the challenges they currently experience. We are confident we’ve developed a solution that solves these challenges.”

“The modular cell-based structure of our new plant in Saint-Eustache allows us to respond quickly to the additive industry’s demands as it rapidly evolves,” added Dupont.

Known to have good weldability with high strength and toughness offering a good corrosion resistance and heat conductivity, the Aluminum F357 alloy has an increased demand from customers, especially the ones operating in the aerospace and automotive sectors.

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