Alloys for binder jetting

Desktop Metal and The University of Toledo have announced a partnership to develop titanium (Nitinol) alloys, Rene alloys, and other non-weldable nickel-based, high-temperature materials for binder jetting 3D printing.

‘We are thrilled to partner with The University of Toledo on this disruptive technology development, opening up a tremendous opportunity for medical, aviation, and space applications,’ said Ric Fulop, founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. ‘We’re proactively partnering with leading research universities around the world to accelerate materials development and look forward to working with The University of Toledo to advance the development of Nitinol and other critical alloys for binder jetting.’

‘By combining our metallurgy, software, chemistry, and design expertise, this partnership will allow us to pursue the development of numerous advanced materials, including Nitinol, a shape memory alloy used for many medical applications; ultra-high temperature nickel-based superalloys, such as Rene alloys, for aerospace; conductive materials such as pure copper for electrification; and lightweight materials including advanced aluminum alloys for automotive applications,’ said Behrang Poorganji, director of advanced manufacturing at The University of Toledo College of Engineering.’

This story uses material from Desktop, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.