- APWORKS and TOYAL announce a strategic partnership in the further development, production and distribution of Scalmalloy®
Taufkirchen – November 23rd 2017 – In the course of this year’s formnext 2017 in Frankfurt, from November 14th to 17th, 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.
“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 TOYAL Group.
More about Scalmalloy® can be found at: http://www.apworks.de/scalmalloy/
About AIRBUS APWORKS GmbH:
As a 100 % subsidiary of Airbus, AIRBUS APWORKS GmbH makes proven aerospace technologies accessible in many different industries. Focusing on metal 3D printing (additive manufacturing) the company covers the entire value chain, from optimized component and part design to the choice of suitable materials, from prototyping to qualified serial production. Customers in robotics, mechanical engineering, automotive, medical technology and aerospace benefit from functionally integrated and optimized parts with reduced weight and lead time. 3D printing also allows much more complex geometries than were previously possible. AIRBUS APWORKS GmbH has been located on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus in the south of Munich since 2013.
Toyal group is a global producer of aluminium based products. The company was founded in 1931 and is today one of the major producers of aluminium powders, aluminium based alloy powders, aluminium effect pigments, aluminium foils and aluminium nitride. Toyal serves various markets such as Automotive, Packaging, Cosmetics, Thermal Management, Electronics, Photovoltaics or Additive Manufacturing. Toyal, as a global actor, employs 2500 people located across 11 sites in Japan, China, India, the USA and France.
Source: AIRBUS APWORKS GmbH