Materialise and ArcelorMittal look to increase speed, quality and cost-efficiency of metal Additive Manufacturing

June 4, 2024

(L to R) Karel Brans, Senior Director Partnerships, Materialise Software; Aubin Defer, CMO, ArcelorMittal Powders; Colin Hautz, CEO, ArcelorMittal Powders; Udo Eberlein, Vice President, Materialise Software; Bart Van der Schueren, CTO, Materialise (Courtesy Materialise)
(L to R) Karel Brans, Senior Director Partnerships, Materialise Software; Aubin Defer, CMO, ArcelorMittal Powders; Colin Hautz, CEO, ArcelorMittal Powders; Udo Eberlein, Vice President, Materialise Software; Bart Van der Schueren, CTO, Materialise (Courtesy Materialise)

Materialise, based in Leuven, Belgium, and ArcelorMittal Powders, a business unit of ArcelorMittal in Aviles, Spain, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop solutions that optimise Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing equipment and metal AM strategies.

“Our collaboration with Materialise supports our vision that the key to success in Additive Manufacturing is about finding the right blend of digital instructions and steel powders to deliver the best balance of quality and productivity in an application. Whether developing new applications with new alloys or proving the feasibility of new designs for existing applications through steel Additive Manufacturing, Materialise offers us a formidable channel to bring build instructions straight to the heart of a 3D printer,” stated Aubin Defer, Chief Marketing Officer, ArcelorMittal Powders.

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Through the MOU, ArcelorMittal will use Materialise’s build processor. Build processors link AM machines with data preparation software, streamlining the Additive Manufacturing process from design to manufacture. Materialise’s build processor supports larger build volumes and more complex geometries than traditional build processors, so users will be able to customise process parameters, streamline workflows and manufacture faster.

Combined with the AdamIQ steel powders made specifically for Additive Manufacturing applications, these solutions are expected to improve setup and production speed, part quality, cost-efficiency, reproducibility and repeatability.

“Our collaboration with ArcelorMittal marks a significant milestone in advancing our shared vision. By enhancing processes and solutions, we aim to expand the applications and industries utilising Additive Manufacturing. This partnership brings us closer to a future where 3D printing achieves its full potential, enabling both mass customisation and large-scale production,” said Udo Eberlein, Vice President of Software at Materialise.

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