Engineered Aluminum Alloys for Additive Manufacturing

Period of Performance: 05/05/2014 - 03/05/2015

$80K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Advanced Powder Solutions
14102 Halprin Creek Drive Array
Cypress, TX 77429
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This Phase I SBIR program will develop innovative engineered aluminum powders for AM technology to replace current die cast process. This powder will solve the problems associated with SLS/SLM/DMLS processes such as reflectivity, oxide formation, fluidity, solidification. Phase I will demonstrate a powder metallurgy technique for fabricating high-temperature, oxidation-resistant composite powders/composite for AM technology. Once fabricated , the resulting component will possess porosity free complex shaped structure with corrosion resistant, high tensile and high cyclic fatigue strength properties in XY and Z direction