New partnership in nickel base powders for AM


Aubert & Duval and OxMet Technologies announce new licensing partnership for the production and distribution of high-strength and high temperature nickel metal powders for additive manufacturing

Aubert & Duval is pleased to announce the partnership agreement with OxMet Technologies, a UK-based alloy development company, for the production and distribution of OxMet’s ABD®-XAM nickel base powders for additive manufacturing.

The powder range, which currently consists of  high-strength and high temperature printable nickel alloys ABD®-850AM and ABD®-900AM, has been designed specifically for the additive manufacturing process. The new alloys can be printed crack-free with a wide processing window and exhibit high strength up to 900°C. This is a significant performance improvement over conventional alloys, where there is a trade-off between strength and printability.

Aubert & Duval has decades of experience in the development and production of metal powders in particular for additive manufacturing. The addition of the ABD®-XAM alloys to the company’s Pearl® Micro powder portfolio will enable its global customer base to additively manufacture complex high-temperature parts for aviation and industrial gas-turbines, space, motorsport applications.


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