Engineered Aluminum Alloys for Additive Manufacturing
Navy SBIR FY2014.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2014.1
Topic No.: N141-062
Topic Title: Engineered Aluminum Alloys for Additive Manufacturing
Proposal No.: N141-062-1110
Firm: Advanced Powder Solutions, Inc
14102 Halprin Creek Drive
Cypress, Texas 77429
Contact: Dean Baker
Phone: (661) 373-1729
Web Site:
Abstract: This Phase I SBIR program will develop innovative engineered aluminum powders for AM technology to replace current die cast process. This powder will solve the problems associated with SLS/SLM/DMLS processes such as reflectivity, oxide formation, fluidity, solidification. Phase I will demonstrate a powder metallurgy technique for fabricating high-temperature, oxidation-resistant composite powders/composite for AM technology. Once fabricated , the resulting component will possess porosity free complex shaped structure with corrosion resistant, high tensile and high cyclic fatigue strength properties in XY and Z direction
Benefits: Rapid fabrication method, no tool and die, parts can be made directly form CAD file, broken part can be repaired/rengineered, zero wastage, no toxic lubricant, energy efficient, aerospace, medical, jewelry, sporting goods