TRUMPF has expanded its selection of powder alloys for its 3D printing systems. For the automotive industry, the CustAlloy aluminum alloy from ECKA Granules is particularly beneficial. This aluminum alloy has very good mechanical properties; it does not break or crack as quickly. This makes crash-relevant applications possible. At the same time, CustAlloy is far less expensive to purchase than comparable high-end aluminum alloys, which use expensive alloying elements to achieve their properties.
Recently, TRUMPF qualified the Printdur HSA alloy for the TruPrint 2000, which is made from recycled scrap. This makes it particularly sustainable. The advantages of this alloy: It is particularly strong without thermal post-treatment. In addition, it does not rust as quickly.
The M789 AMPO tool steel is used primarily in tool and mold making. Without preheating the powder, users can use it to print components. Because it is easy to process and at the same time very corrosion-resistant, users use the steel, for example, to manufacture tools that are used in combination with more aggressive materials, such as in plastic injection molding.