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Arcam Introduces Nickel-Based Superalloy for Additive Manufacturing

Arcam, developer and original equipment manufacturer of the Electron Beam additive manufacturing process and equipment, commonly known as EBM, has announced the introduction of a new metal material specifically developed for its industrial platforms.

Inconel 718® has been introduced as a qualified material for use in Arcam’s EBM systems specifically for the Arcam A2X platform. The machine material parameters and mechanical testing was carried out in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Parts made with the new process are being exhibited at the Rapid conference in Detroit, MI this week. The show opens its doors tomorrow.

“With the introduction of the Inconel 718 our customers in the aerospace industry can now further expand the range of components that they produce in their EBM machines”, commented Magnus René, CEO of Arcam.

According to the company, the material properties comply with chemical requirements of UNS N07718 and properties of ASTM F3055-14 specification.

INCONEL® is a registered trademark of Special Metals Corporation.