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AWI targets 3D printing with unique nickel alloy wire

Alloy Wire Worldwide (AWI), a producer of wire supplies, says it is concentrating on the 3D printing trade with an unique nickel alloy which can be utilized in Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM).

The UK-based firm, which specialises in spherical, flat and profile wire, made the announcement forward of Farnborough Worldwide Airshow subsequent week, the place it’s going to showcase what it believes to be ‘an thrilling new provide’ for half producers, notably in aerospace the place AWI’s supplies are already used within the development of plane instrumentation and high-performance engines.

Angus Hogarth, R&D Director at AWI, commented: “It’s all about discovering that manufacturing distinction and additive manufacturing is a self-discipline the aerospace producers are more and more investing in.

“We have been assured we may play a job in 3D printing and, after months of R&D and technical critiques, we see our enterprise as being a powerful provider of Unique nickel alloy wire to the rising additive manufacturing sector. That is one thing we will certainly be selling at Farnborough with new and current clients.”

The corporate is particularly concentrating on the WAAM course of, which makes use of wire feedstock to supply close to internet form components, leading to diminished lead instances, waste and post-machining in comparison with standard strategies. The know-how has been deployed for the manufacturing of large-scale components in industries corresponding to aerospace, structure, and maritime.

AWI’s wire and straight bars are produced within the West Midlands and made into springs, hearth detection wire, fasteners and electrical devices which might work at excessive temperatures and/or in corrosive gases or liquids. The corporate has been AS9100-accredited for the aerospace trade since 2013 and says it’s going to even be showcasing generally used alloys for the sector subsequent week together with Inconel, Nimonic, Monel, Nitronic, Phynox, Waspaloy, and the just lately launched INCONEL: 617, a Nickel-Chromium-Cobalt-Molybdenum alloy with an addition of aluminium.

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