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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…

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…

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…

Material Development for EBM: Ferrium C64, Part 2

On August 16, 2017, Posted by , In Material Development,Research & Development, With No Comments

This is the second installment of our blog series on Material Development for EBM: Ferrium C64. For those who have not read the first post introducing both the Ferrium C64 material and the EBM material development process, it can be found here. As discussed in our previous blog, the EBM…

Material Development for EBM: Ferrium C64, Part 1

On August 1, 2017, Posted by , In Material Development,Research & Development, With No Comments

At Addaero we pride ourselves on providing flexible solutions to our customers.  For many additive manufacturing projects, this means using standard materials like Ti6Al4V to produce production hardware.  In the case of Ti6Al4V the OEM provides the machine software, also known as process themes, to manufacture parts out of this…