Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing KAM has formed a new partnership with Granges Powder Metallurgy (GPM) to expand its 3D printing business in the US.

GPM is the manufacturer of Dispal aluminum alloy powder which reportedly has high temperature resistance, reduced wear, high stiffness and strength, low density and weight, a low coefficient of thermal expansion, and improved thermal shock behavior. It is also lighter than steel and lower cost than titanium, according to the company.

“We’re really excited to be able to work with GPM’s Dispal material as it provides additional design freedom and lightweighting of parts, while maintaining the strength needed for critical applications,” said Jim O’Toole, KAM VP of engineering and sales.

3D printed parts using the material could be suitable for aerospace, satellite technology, military and defense, high precision industrial automation, pumps, laser systems, hydraulics, and optical structures.