New Nickel Alloy on Target for Energy-Industry Applications

March 3, 2021

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New Nickel Alloy on Target for Energy-Industry Applications
EOS has expanded its additive manufacturing (AM) materials portfolio with the introduction of NickelAlloy IN939, a new high-temperature, crack-free powder that provides industrial 3D-printing options for turbines and other energy-industry applications, say EOS officials. They note that the powder was developed to meet or exceed the properties of cast nickel alloy.

NickelAlloy IN939, a nickel-chromium alloy, reportedly provides an excellent balance of strength in high-temperature settings, resistance to corrosion and oxidation, and excellent fatigue performance and creep strength at temperatures to 850 C. It offers greater tensile properties, validation, reliability and crack-resistance than similar materials, according to company officials. Parts produced using the alloy also can be hardened after being manufactured by applying precipitation-hardening heat treatments.

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High-Performance Vacuum Debind and Sintering Furnaces
Centorr Vacuum Industries is a manufacturer of high performance vacuum debind and sintering furnaces for the 3D Additive Manufacturing furnace market, as well as units for Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding. Available with either metal or graphite hot zones, these units can process all of the most common metals including Fe-Ni, 316-L, 17-4PH, and Inconel powders and feedstocks as well as a variety of other materials including titanium, tungsten carbide, tool steels, and superalloys. The new Sintervac AM™ operates at pressures of 0-15 torr as well as positive pressures of argon, nitrogen, or forming gas for increased flexibility of processing binder-jetted parts, while the Workhorse AM™ is used for the heat treat, annealing, and tempering of laser-sintered parts. For more information, contact the sales department at 603-595-7233, or

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WATCH: Designing and Fabricating a 3D-Printed Jet-Engine Air Brake
Follow the story, in this 12-min. video, of how the AM experts at the UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)―home to the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing—worked closely with its partners at Renishaw to create a demonstrator part for the DRAMA (Digital Reconfigurable Additive Manufacturing facilities for Aerospace) project.  

DRAMA is a 3-yr. collaborative research project that kicked off in November 2017, developed to help build a stronger AM supply chain for the UK aerospace industry by developing a digital learning factory. The entire AM process chain will be digitally twinned in a virtual environment to help control the cost of process development.

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Additive Snack Podcast
Additive Snack, hosted by Fabian Alefeld, the Additive Minds Consultant Manager for EOS North America, is a forum that delivers expert insights, interviews and real-world stories that help you and your business achieve growth as well as success through additive manufacturing (AM).

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New Hybrid Metal-AM Process Targets the Tooling Market
Mantle, San Francisco, CA, has introduced its TrueShape process that combines AM and subtractive finishing in a single, hybrid 3D-printing process. It employs metal-alloy pastes to produce high-hardness steels designed to meet or exceed demanding tooling requirements.

Company officials report that the process yields superior accuracy and surface finish while promising to reduce the tool-development cycle by enabling the rapid creation of tight-tolerance features.

Industry News
Three More Arcam Electron-Beam Printers Headed to Sintavia
In AM-Industrialization Partnership, AMEXCI Invests in SLM Solutions Four-Laser Machine
Senvol, ORNL Team for Report on Pedigree AM Data
Uniformity Labs Appoints Senior Business-Development, Sales Executives
Markforged to Merge, Providing Capital for Growth and Product Innovation
AM Sustainability Association Adds Eight More Members

Winter 2021
In This Issue
What's New in AM Software
Binder jetting has been a particular hot spot in the software realm, with new products and partnerships enabling users to get a better handle on this AM process. Read ahead for more on that as well as the latest on other new supply-chain, simulation and quality-control software.

Service Bureau Laser-Focused on Small Parts, Specialty Alloys
With slightly less than two years under its belt, AM service bureau Tronix3D not only has enjoyed astounding success printing pure nickel electronic and aerospace parts, but it’s leading the way in developing data-collection technology to fuel parts-certification efforts.

Industry-Related Terms: Alloys, Case, Forming, Oxidation, Tempering
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