Engineered materials company Uniformity Labs has extended its partnership with Tekna to develop aluminum powder for 3D printing.

Plans are for Tekna to supply AlSi10Mg aluminum-based alloy to Uniformity to produce its AlSi10Mg powder for additive manufacturing process laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) applications.

Uniformity says that its technology can improve powder production efficiency allowing for more than 95% of the powder to be used compared to competitors’ 50% to 65%. It can be used to make parts for aerospace, transportation, energy, defense, and medical applications.

“Our partnership with Tekna highlights how advanced technology can further increase sustainability to the benefit of a wide range of industries,” said Adam Hopkins, founder and CEO of Uniformity Labs.