Elementum 3D, which supplies metal additive manufacturing (AM) materials, has received an award from the US Air Force for its A7050-RAM2 aluminum alloy.

The company took part at the first Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AMO) competition which consisted of sixty-four teams completing five technical challenges for experts from academia, the US military, and aerospace and defense companies.

According to Elementum, each team was required to accurately recreate 3D printed parts from an existing Technical Data Package using innovative materials and techniques.

‘We entered our A7050-RAM2 aluminum alloy to deliver on the AMO event’s initiative to obtain a material capable of being 3D printed into components for use in demanding Air Force conditions,’ said Dr Jacob Nuechterlein, president and founder of Elementum 3D.

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