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Posted on November 27, 2017

Partnership to develop and distribute Scalmalloy

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APWORKS and TOYAL have announced their cooperation in the further development, production and distribution of the patented high-strength aluminium alloy Scalmalloy®.
 
The market for metallic 3D printing is developing at a breath-taking speed and besides the growing demand of high-performance printing systems and integrated post-processing steps, the utilized materials are increasingly gaining in importance.
 
APWORKS has recognized this need years ago with the development of its high-strength aluminium alloy - named Scalmalloy®. This unique material, which has a comparable strength to titanium, was developed as one of the first materials exclusively for 3D metallic printing. By co-operating with one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality aluminium materials - TOYAL - APWORKS follows the light weight trend of numerous industries. Combining this trend with the added value of the 3D printing achieves the best possible results in terms of strength and weight optimization.
 
TOYAL will produce the patented aluminium alloy Scalmalloy® on the company's know-how and is also focussed on potential further developments in the composition of the alloy or in relation to an optimized production process. In addition, TOYAL will distribute the high- performance alloy through its own distribution network.
 
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"We are convinced that TOYAL is a cooperation partner with whom we can ensure a continuous development of the material composition and the production process of our unique material for our customers," says Sven Lauxmann, Head of Sales and Marketing at APWORKS. "The close collaboration creates an excellent synergy between TOYAL's decades of experience in the production and global marketing of aluminium based products and APWORKS' more intensive experience in processing Scalmalloy® in 3D printing. Our common goal is to market Scalmalloy® by the global presence of TOYAL for numerous customers and a wide range of applications ranging from aerospace to automotive up to robotics.
 
TOYAL, as a solutions provider, helps enhancing the value of the customers products. "The partnership with APWORKS will strengthen the value Toyal brings by adding a reference material, Scalmalloy®, to the existing portfolio of high quality aluminium based alloy powders for Additive Manufacturing applications." says Jun Kusui, Head of the Powder & Paste business unit of TOYALGroup.
 
Scalmalloy® is world's first material specifically developed for the ALM process and is an aluminum-magnesium-scandium alloy with a unique microstructure, strength and ductility compared to other aluminum alloy powders.
 
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