NanoAL signs agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation RtM to bring Addalloy powders to Asia market

February 22, 2021

The Commercial License Agreement will bring the Addalloy range of advanced aluminium alloy powders, including Addalloy 5T (shown above) to the Asia market (Courtesy NanoAL, LLC)

NanoAL, LLC, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has signed a Commercial License Agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation RtM Japan Ltd. (RtMJ), Tokyo, Japan, to bring its Addalloy® family of advanced aluminium alloy powders to the growing metal Additive Manufacturing market in Asia. The companies also signed a letter of intent for potential partnerships on additional NanoAL advanced aluminium alloy products, including aluminium casting and rolled sheets for automotive and other industrial applications.

Addalloy is an award-winning aluminium alloy technology designed and developed for Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing. Currently, Addalloy consists of 5T, 7S, and HX compositions, each with application-specific performance levels tailored to the demands of the automotive, motorsports, aerospace, and industrial markets.

Addalloy 5T delivers optimal material performance for structural applications enabling fully functional and high performing parts that are said to outperform typically wrought alloy components made using subtractive manufacturing.

Addalloy HX offers exceptional performance for thermal management applications such as heat exchanger/heat sink in the demanding markets of motorsports, electronics, semiconductor and satellite.

Addalloy 7S provides an incredible strength to weight ratio highly sought after in motorsports, aerospace and satellite applications where weight to performance metrics are the most critical design factors in material selection.

Addalloy powders are suitable for major PBF-LB-based OEM platforms for metal AM including EOS, SLM Solutions, Renishaw, Concept Laser, and many others. Using Addalloy, designers and engineers are able to transform their product concepts and bring new designs to life with a focus on lightweighting, durable performance, and package size reduction explains NanoAL.

“This announcement is an enormous signal of the market need for Addalloy powders,” stated Dr Nhon Vo, CEO of NanoAL LLC. “In partnership with RtMJ, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, a global integrated business enterprise, we will now be able to reach across the globe to deliver the promise of our aluminium alloy technologies’ excellent performance and economics.”

Takehito Nagashima, General Manager of New Business Development and DX Office, Mitsubishi Corporation RtM Japan Ltd, commented, “We believe the aluminium alloys developed by NanoAL are the essential materials for the next generation to achieve decarbonisation, electrification and a circular economy. NanoAL and RtMJ will play an important role in creating a cleaner and greener society by combining the advanced technology of NanoAL with the global business network of RtMJ.”

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