Aubert & Duval and OxMet Technologies partner to offer high-strength and high-temperature nickel based powders for AM

September 20, 2019

Aubert & Duval and OxMet Technologies partner to offer high-strength and high-temperature nickel based powders for AM
Aubert & Duval and OxMet Technologies enter partnership agreement. From left to right: Andre Nemeth, Adeline Riou, Rebecca Gingell, and Olivier Dubois (Courtesy OxMet Technologies)

Aubert & Duval, a subsidiary of the High Performance Alloys Division of the Eramet group, based in Paris, France, and OxMet Technologies, an alloy development company located in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, UK, have announced a partnership agreement for the production and distribution of OxMet’s ABD®-XAM range of high-strength and high-temperature nickel based powders for Additive Manufacturing.

The powder range, which currently consists of high-strength and high-temperature nickel alloys ABD®-850AM and ABD®-900AM, has been designed specifically for the AM process. The new alloys can be additively manufactured crack-free, with a wide processing window, and are said to exhibit high strength up to 900°C. This is  reportedly a significant performance improvement over conventional alloys, where there is a trade-off between strength and AM processability; the strongest nickel alloy (Alloy 718) currently available for AM becomes unstable above 650°C, making it unsuitable for use in the most critical turbomachinery components.

Aubert & Duval explains that the addition of the ABD®-XAM alloys to the company’s Pearl® Micro powder portfolio will enable its global customer base to additively manufacture complex high-temperature parts for aviation and industrial gas-turbines, space and motorsport applications.

“Additive Manufacturing is a unique and innovative process, and to unlock its true potential, new materials are required,” stated Olivier Dubois, VP Business Line Powders for Additive at Aubert & Duval. “With this partnership, Aubert & Duval brings to its customers two new high-performance alloys designed for Additive Manufacturing. We are excited to see what they will create.”

Michael Holmes, OxMet’s CEO, commented, “OxMet has seen significant industry interest in its ABD®-XAM range of alloys, and this partnership with Aubert & Duval will enable us to meet the growing demand for alloy powder. We are proud to be working with such a well-respected leader in the powder manufacturing industry.”

www.aubertduval.com

www.oxmet-technologies.com

Download the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Our latest issue is now available to view online or download in PDF format.

As well as an extensive AM industry news section, this 196-page issue includes articles and reports on:

  • Sintavia: New facility signals the move towards volume metal Additive Manufacturing for aerospace and defence
  • Thinking about metal Binder Jetting or FFF? Here is (almost) everything you need to know about sintering
  • Metal Binder Jetting and FFF: Considerations when planning a debinding and sintering facility for volume production
  • Velo3D: How a ‘support-free’ Laser Powder Bed Fusion process could remove roadblocks to serial Additive Manufacturing
  • New horizons for Additive Manufacturing in the oil, gas and maritime industries
  • Redesigned for Additive Manufacturing: Serial production of a new fuel swirler for Siemens gas turbine
  • Understanding metal powder requirements for Additive Manufacturing: Views from the industry
  • Towards a true digital twin for the metal Additive Manufacturing process
  • > More information

Latest news

    E-newsletter

    Sign up to our e-newsletter, sent weekly to AM professionals and end-users around the world. We'll also let you know each time a new issue of Metal AM magazine is available.

    Discover our magazine archive…

    The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:
    • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
    • Articles on technology and application trends
    • Information on materials developments
    • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
    • International industry news
    All past issues are available to download in PDF format, in either single page format or as double-page “spreads” for viewing on large monitors. All downloads are free of charge. Go to archive...

    Connect with us

    Visit our social media channels and sign up to our e-newsletter