Promoting Aluminium Alloys in 3D Printing: An Upcoming Collaboration – A Blog Feature on


Constellium, a specialist in aluminum, and Morf3D, a branch of Nikon, are joining forces to improve the aluminum alloy used in additive manufacturing. The objective is to certify Constellium’s Aheadd CP1 metal powder for Nikon SLM Solutions’ SLM500 AM machines. This powder, designed for higher throughput in large-format AM, offers improved particle size distribution, cost reduction, and enhanced printing efficiency.

The aim is to manufacture lightweight, high-performance components such as heat exchangers, taking advantage of the powder’s unique characteristics. This alliance addresses the increasing need for large-format AM, with the goal to transform the industry by augmenting design flexibility and material characteristics of aluminum alloys.

Dr. Behrang Poorganji, CTO of Morf3D, stated, “Our collaboration with Constellium is of great significance in promoting the development and qualification of advanced aluminum alloy for Additive Manufacturing, especially in relation to the SLM 500 platform.”

“Together, we are pioneering the development and qualification of CP1 aluminum alloy to unlock new potential for lightweight, high-performance components such as heat exchangers produced by AM innovations.”

The partnership is a strategic move to meet market demands and drive advancements in aluminum’s use in additive manufacturing. It’s expected to contribute to more efficient and cost-effective production processes, leveraging the strengths of both companies.

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