Aeromet's A20X Passes 500 MPa UTS Mark
Edited by AM Staff
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.”
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