May 17, 2022
Engineered materials company Uniformity Labs (Uniformity) makes available titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V (Ti64) powder for L-PBF. Developed by an in-house team of materials scientists and 3D printing innovators, Uniformity Labs Ti64 Grade 23 exhibits mechanical performance, surface roughness, and uniformity across the build bed, the company reports.
Ti64 Grade 23 is an alloy of titanium, aluminum and vanadium. The material exhibits a high strength-to-weight ratio and is biocompatible, making it ideal for medical and high-performance applications including performance automotive and aerospace, according to Uniformity.
“The application of Uniformity Ti64 Grade 23 delivers material properties excellence and repeatability for our customers who require parts that perform to the highest standard in extreme conditions,” says Uniformity founder and CEO Adam Hopkins. “Our powders deliver robust mechanical properties, low surface roughness and high print yield, in addition to substantially increasing machine throughput.”
The availability of this powder follows the recent announcement of a Uniformity collaboration with AddUp, targeted to maximize the productivity of Uniformity’s Ti64 Grade 23 ELI alloy using AddUp’s FormUp350 L-PBF printer. This partnership targets regulated healthcare and aerospace
production using metal additive manufacturing technologies.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.