Prototyping material compositions from new TiAl alloys and Ni superalloys for additive manufacturing, testing, demonstration, advice

Description

Determining the feasibility of using a new steel grade for manufacturing selected components using 3D printing, which are currently made with standard technologies. The service includes
the scope of work, the aim of which is to develop a material and a product using 3D printing technology, and to produce a prototype batch of the material for testing.
The service is targeted at clients who, due to lack of knowledge about materials and possibilities of using additive technologies, do not opt for their use in production. By maintaining traditional technologies, they risk losing their position in the market due to increasing competition, especially from abroad.

Service delivery phases

  • Selection of currently manufactured item , which demonstrates specific properties for 3D printing (complicated shape, low material yield - high technological waste, high requirements for homogeneity, high cost of prototyping).
  • Development of substitute materials dedicated to additive technologies, including design of chemical composition to reduce additional technological operations after printing (heat treatment, surface treatment).
  • Producing input material: rods, wires, etc. to produce metallic powders and testing the quality of these powders.
  • Producing test samples for material tests using additive technology and testing, in accordance with the customer's requirements.
  • Conducting detailed material research, including microstructure, chemical and phase composition and stress state.
  • Producing prototype elements, their exploitation tests and post-testing.

Value

  • Suggestion as to a new TiAl alloys and Ni superalloys, dedicated to additive technologies in order to optimize the manufacturing process in terms of improvement of material yield, reduction and/or elimination of additional technological operations
  • Prototype batch of components manufactured from the new material along with test results, based on which the customer can decide whether to implement 3D printing manufacturing techniques and new materials