Aluminum Additive has Arrived
Alloy Enterprises’ novel additive manufacturing system provides high throughput of fully-dense parts, enabling manufacturers to scale from prototyping to production.
The Next Generation Contains No Powders
Inspired by laminated object manufacturing, selective diffusion bonding uses sheets of aluminum to build parts layer-by-layer without any adhesives. The feedstock material is safe for operators to handle, can be stored as easily as traditional stock, and is infinitely recyclable.
Outline and features of the parts are laser cut into sheets
Inhibiting agent is selectively applied to create in situ supports
Cut sheets are stacked on a caddy before undergoing the bonding process
Sheets are diffusion bonded under heat & pressure to form homogeneous, established alloys
Support material is easily removed from nested parts without the need for specialized tools