Beamit Develops AM Process for Nickel-Based Superalloy

November 3, 2021

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Beamit Develops AM Process for Nickel-Based Superalloy
Beamit Group announced development of a printing process for René 80 RAM1, a nickel-based superalloy, which reportedly offers a host of energy and aerospace applications. René 80 offers a high melting point and excellent oxidation resistance at high temperatures; parts made from the superalloy prove for use in the energy industry for turbines and valves, and also for the aerospace industry.

The parameters for René 80 RAM1 treated with hot isostatic pressing (HIPing) and HIP quenching were characterized and compared with as-built René 80 by Pres-X (of which Beamit owns a stake), using Quintus HIP technology. With the optimized HIP-Q cycle, Beamit reportedly recorded significantly improved mechanical properties as compared with the aged condition of René 80 produced with conventional technologies.

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High-Performance Vacuum Debind and Sintering Furnaces
Centorr Vacuum Industries is a manufacturer of high performance vacuum debind and sintering furnaces for the 3D Additive Manufacturing furnace market, as well as units for Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding. Available with either metal or graphite hot zones, these units can process all of the most common metals including Fe-Ni, 316-L, 17-4PH, and Inconel powders and feedstocks as well as a variety of other materials including titanium, tungsten carbide, tool steels, and superalloys. The new Sintervac AM™ operates at pressures of 0-15 torr as well as positive pressures of argon, nitrogen, or forming gas for increased flexibility of processing binder-jetted parts, while the Workhorse AM™ is used for the heat treat, annealing, and tempering of laser-sintered parts. For more information, contact the sales department at 603-595-7233, or

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Type 420 Stainless Steel Qualified for Desktop Metal Production System
Desktop Metal announced qualification of Type 420 stainless steel for use on its Production System platform. With this news, manufacturers can leverage Desktop Metal’s Single Pass Jetting technology for mass production of high-strength parts using stainless-steel grade in medical, aerospace, defense, consumer-products and other industries.

Type 420 stainless steel printed on the Production System platform meets Metal Powder Industries Federation 35 standards for structural powder-metallurgy parts; eliminates the use of tooling and minimizes material waste; and represents a significant decrease in production time and part cost compared to conventional manufacturing methods.

November 11 Thought Leadership Panel Discussion: Is Metal AM Scalable?
Please join 3D Metal Printing magazine on Thursday, November 11, 2-3 p.m. ET, for a free online panel discussion, Is Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) Scalable?, which features some of the industry’s most recognized leaders. Among the topics up for discussion: 
  • When to use subtractive vs. additive manufacturing
  • Compare & contrast metal-AM technologies
  • What supply-chain resiliency means to the experts
  • When metal AM is scalable for certain applications and why.
Panelists include thought leaders from Siemens, AM Power and Xerox, as well as Stacey DelVecchio, president of StaceyD Consulting and former AM product manager at Caterpillar Inc.

AeroDef Manufacturing Set for Long Beach, CA, November 16-18
AeroDef Manufacturing, an aerospace and defense manufacturing conference and trade show, is set for the Long Beach (CA) Convention Center, November 16-18. Its stated mission: foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.

Formnext 2021—Live and Virtual Options
For the first time in two years, the world’s largest additive manufacturing (AM) exhibition, Formnext goes live in Frankfurt, Germany, November 16-19, 2021, with a virtual component, Formnext Digital Days, set for November 30-December 1. Formnext’s organizer, Mesago Messe Frankfurt, reports that more than 500 exhibitors, with 55 percent of those from abroad, have signed on thus far for the live event, which is open for those who have recovered from, or have been vaccinated against, COVID-19. There is then no need to wear a mask or adhere to social-distancing rules, according to show organizers.

Industry News
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New Members for Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association
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Free Webinar Tackles Navigation of Aerospace Certification

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In This Issue
Big Thumbs Up for RAPID + TCT 2021
RAPID + TCT 2021 is in the books, and 3D Metal Printing’s editors canvassed the show floor, witnessing a trove of new technologies and updates from industry suppliers. Here we present some of what we saw there.

Metal AM for Medical-Device Manufacturing
What suppliers need to know to satisfy the requirements of ISO 13485 certification and FDA registration.

Coming in 3DMP's Next Issue
  • AMUG (April 3-7, 2022, Chicago, IL) Preview
  • Directed Energy Deposition
  • Software for Metal AM
  • Metal-AM Powders

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