NICKEL-BASED SUPERALLOYS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
The ABD®-XAM alloy range
OxMet has created an entirely new class of novel superalloys specifically for the additive manufacturing process.
Created using OxMet’s Alloys-by-Design (ABD®) platform, the ABD®-XAM alloys deliver advanced material performance at high temperatures, with robust and repeatable additive manufacturability – crack-free.
Solving a big problem For turbomachinery parts, AM offers unprecedented design freedom in cooling and aerodynamics – leading to better performance But legacy, ‘difficult-to-weld’, Ni-alloys are not suited to the AM process. They crack under the extreme thermal gradients, and inhibit the use of AM for these critical parts OxMet’s ABD®-XAM alloys overcome these challenges – so you no longer have to choose between printability and performance.
ABD®-850AM and -900AM are the first high-performance nickel alloys designed specifically for crack-free manufacture.
Their g’ strengthened and thermally stable microstructure leads to outstanding mechanical performance, enabling the production of complex high-temperature parts in critical applications.
Wide processing windows make the alloys economic for production at scale:
No pre-heated bed
Wide layer thickness (60μm)
Wide processing window (prints well with Alloy 718 parameters)
The ABD®-XAM alloys are suitable for turbomachinery parts:
Brackets / Frames
High temperature housings
Vanes and stators
Ring segments / heat shields
New alloys for AM
Computational alloy design
The complexity of advanced alloys has made their development slow, empirical, and expensive. OxMet’s ABD® software platform uses physical scientific models to quantify the effect of alloy chemistry on manufacturability and engineering properties.
Process optimisation and testing
OxMet’s state-of-the art additive manufacturing lab enables the company to validate its computational models, and to rapidly develop optimal process and post-process parameters for the alloys it develops.
In-house capability for high-throughput model-informed experiments
Experimentally validated property models for computational alloy design
Working with OxMet
ABD® powder can be purchased from Aubert & Duval, OxMet’s manufacturing partner. Small quantities can be bought directly.
For customers seeking tailored properties OxMet can offer modifications to ABD®-XAM as well as legacy alloys.
OxMet can perform materials evaluation trials to support the assessment and qualification of its alloys.
The company has dedicated in-house mechanical evaluation and material characterisation equipment, and can provide technical documentation of all results as well as material models.
Product Development and Component Manufacture
OxMet can undertake part-specific process and post-process parameter development projects to support the development of products out of its alloys for OEMs.
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