Aeromet's A20X Passes 500 MPa UTS Mark



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A20X, the aluminium alloy developed and patented by UK foundry specialist Aeromet International, has passed the 500 MPa Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS) mark.

A20X powder is derived from the MMPDS-approved A20X casting alloy, the world’s strongest aluminum casting alloy. Parts additively manufactured with A20X maintain high-strength and fatigue properties even at elevated temperatures.

As part of a recent research project involving Rolls-Royce and Renishaw, heat-treated parts produced using A20X powder have achieved an UTS of 511 MPa, a Yield Strength of 440 MPa and Elongation of 13%.

“Since bringing the A20X alloy to market for additive manufacturing five years ago we have seen significant adoption for high-strength, design-critical applications,” says Mike Bond, director of Advanced Material Technology at Aeromet. “By working with Rolls-Royce, Renishaw and PSI, we have optimized processing parameters that led to record-breaking results, opening up new design possibilities for aerospace and advanced engineering applications.”