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Aerospace AM Economics: Materials

On November 14, 2017, Posted by , In Aerospace, With No Comments

Based on feedback from a recently completed survey, Addaero is planning to create a series of blog post on the economics of additive manufacturing.  There are often many examples out there regarding the cost of AM but there is little information related to the cost of additive manufacturing in the…

Team Member Profile: David Hill, V.P. Operations

On November 2, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

David oversees all of the operational and quality aspects of the company.  Under his leadership Addaero became one of the first additive manufacturing focused companies to obtain AS9100C  certification.  Prior to joining Addaero, he held significant roles with Pratt & Whitney in operations as well as engineering and international business…

Material Characterization for Additive, Part 2

On October 31, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

In our previous blog, we discussed the importance of material characterization to successfully build metal parts using additive manufacturing. Today’s post will cover some specifics on how Addaero exploits the advantages of additive manufacturing for efficient fabrication and testing of material properties. Using a Design of Experiment Test Matrix At…

Introduction to Gamma Ti for EBM

On October 17, 2017, Posted by , In Material Development, With No Comments

History Titanium aluminides are titanium alloys that are based on the formation of two intermetallic phases or compounds. These alloys include, for example, the α-2 alloys that are based on the Ti3Al intermetallic phase and a variant of the Ti2AlNb phase, and the gamma titanium aluminide alloys (TiAl). The family…

Intro to AM Material Characterization

On October 6, 2017, Posted by , In Material Development, With No Comments

One of the big challenges in Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace is understanding the material properties to an extent that the process can be used for flight critical applications.  This process can take years or even decades for more complex processes.  Additive manufacturing holds great promise for the aerospace industry and…

Additive Manufacturing for the Marine Industry

On September 27, 2017, Posted by , In Marine, With No Comments

As our name suggests, Addaero is a manufacturing company that provides additive manufacturing (AM) services for primarily the aerospace community. Due to the prominence of aerospace as a market for AM, many people are surprised to find that the marine industry is also one of Addaero’s primary markets and wonder where…

Effects of Roughness on Tensile Properties

On September 19, 2017, Posted by , In Material Development, With No Comments

Introduction As metal additive manufacturing (AM) continues to gain relevance for use in industrial settings, some of the inherent problems with the technology must still be uncovered. Traditionally, the roughness of parts produced through the electron beam melting (EBM) process has been associated with detrimental effects on the mechanical properties…

DMLS Has Arrived at Addaero!

On September 13, 2017, Posted by , In DMLS, With No Comments

As many of you have seen, Addaero has recently introduced a new technology into our capabilities with the purchase of 2 EOS M290 Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) machines. As a full metal additive manufacturing (AM) service provider, we will now employ both DMLS and Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technologies…

Team Member Profile: Rich Merlino, President

On September 7, 2017, Posted by , In Addaero News, With No Comments

As President, Rich Merlino heads up Addaero Manufacturing and is responsible for the overall direction of the company. For a majority of his career, he’s served in various sales and operations capacities for Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies. He’s well versed in the multiple facets of supply…

Material Development for EBM: Ferrium C64, Part 3

On August 31, 2017, Posted by , In Material Development,Research & Development, With No Comments

This is the third installment of our blog series on Material Development for EBM: Ferrium C64. For those who have not read the first two posts, they can be found at the following links: Part 1, Part 2.  Following the development of the melt theme for Ferrium C64, the next…