Conference Dates

March 8 – 12, 2020


Aluminum alloys represent an important product group for different engineering applications due to the specific characteristics of these materials. Due to the huge variety of potential alloying elements, resulting in very specific microstructures, aluminum alloys are often designed according to the needs of the application. Considering the use of powder-based processing routes, the inevitable oxide layer which acts as a sintering barrier makes the use of Al based powders challenging and puts limits to the available process routes. Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) methods offer an attractive alternative to overcome such obstacles, but for binder jetting processes the limitations on sinterability have to be kept in mind.

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