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Materialise and ArcelorMittal join forces to improve 3D printing capabilities for metal

Materialise has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ArcelorMittal Powders, a business unit of ArcelorMittal. The combination of Materialise’s Next-Generation Build Processor and ArcelorMittal Powders AdamIQ solutions is expected to increase the speed, quality and cost efficiency of metal 3D printing.

“Our collaboration with Materialise supports our vision that the key to success in additive manufacturing is about finding the right blend of digital instructions and steel powders to deliver the best balance of quality and productivity in an application. Whether developing new applications with new alloys or proving the feasibility of new designs for existing applications through steel additive manufacturing, Materialise offers us a formidable channel to bring build instructions straight to the heart of a 3D printer”, said Aubin Defer, Chief Marketing Officer, ArcelorMittal Powders.

The two companies are working to develop solutions that combine Materialise’s advanced Build Processor with ArcelorMittal Powders’ AdamIQTM range of steel powders to improve LPBF. This technology is the most widely used additive manufacturing technology for producing metal parts. Build Processors connect 3D printers with data preparation software, streamlining the entire manufacturing process from design to print.

Materialise’s new Build Processor supports larger build volumes and more complex geometries than traditional build processors, allowing users to adjust process parameters, optimize workflows and print faster. Combined with AdamIQTM steel powders developed specifically for additive manufacturing applications, these printing solutions help improve setup and production speed, part quality, cost efficiency, reproducibility and repeatability.

“Our collaboration with ArcelorMittal marks a significant milestone in advancing our shared vision. By enhancing processes and solutions, we aim to expand the applications and industries utilizing additive manufacturing. This partnership brings us closer to a future where 3D printing achieves its full potential, enabling both mass customization and large-scale production,” said Udo Eberlein, Vice President of Software at Materialise.

Materialise has more than 30 years of experience in 3D printing and a proven track record in providing build processors. ArcelorMittal Powders combines nearly 20 years of metallurgical expertise to provide steel solutions for additive manufacturing applications.

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