This project was accepted into TIP with the goal of enabling the adoption low-cost, lightweight additively manufactured components in the automotive and aerospace industries where high strength at high temperatures is required. The increased strength of the alloy may allow the material to replace steel in some applications, and the combination of strength and thermal stability may allow the material to replace titanium in other applications.
Near term opportunities for the alloy include automotive heat exchangers and turbo charger impellers where the added design flexibility of additive manufacturing (e.g. complex internal cooling features impossible to manufacturing by traditional methods) may provide performance characteristics unavailable with traditional manufacturing processes.
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High Temperature Al Alloys for Additive Manufacturing
– Provisional US Patent Application 62/396,490
R.R. Dehoff, M.M. Kirka, W.J. Sames, H. Bilheux, A.S. Tremsin, L.E. Lowe, S.S. Babu, “Site specific control of crystallographic grain orientation through electron beam additive manufacturing”. Materials Science and Technology.
R.R. Dehoff, M.M. Kirka, F.A. List, K.A. Unocic, W.J. Sames. “Crystallographic texture engineering through novel melt strategies via electron beam melting.” Materials Science and Technology.”