Alcoa adds the Arcam Q20plus to its 3D printing technology portfolio

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Arcam announced that lightweight metals leader Alcoa has expanded its portfolio of additive manufacturing solutions to include the Arcam Q20plus, the company’s largest, fastest 3D printer.

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The Arcam Q20plus is designed for cost-efficient manufacturing of a wide range of aerospace-related components such as aerospace engine and industrial gas turbine components and structural airframe components.

It offers the additional advantages of faster build speed and a larger build envelope for printing bigger components or enabling optimal stacking of smaller components.

According to Arcam, Alcoa will leverage the printer’s larger size and high output electron beam melting technology to meet increasing demand for complex, high-performance 3D printed parts for aerospace.

Magnus René, CEO of Arcam, said the technology will enable Alcoa to print parts directly from a 3D computer model by melting and fusing layers of fine metal powder with an electron beam.

“Arcam is proud to support Alcoa, an innovation leader in 3D printing for aerospace, with our cutting edge 3D printing technology,” Mr René said.

Arcam is a leading supplier of cost-efficient additive manufacturing solutions for production of metal components primarily for the aerospace and medical industries.