Dublin, March 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Markets for Aluminum Alloys in Additive Manufacturing: 2018 to 2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

This report maps and quantifies the use of aluminum alloys in additive manufacturing. The report differentiates between alloys that were originally developed for die-casting applications (and are now being optimized for AM) and a new family of AM-specific alloys such as the popular new Scalmalloy supplied by APWorks (Airbus) and its global partners. The report further breaks down its analysis and forecasts to specific alloy aluminum alloy families (Al7xxx, Al6xxx, Al2xxx and even AL1xxx) that leading companies are using or developing for AM applications.

Leveraging its extensive and growing database of AM technologies and AM materials, the report precisely breaks down the Aluminum AM landscape into major applications driving the use of aluminum alloys. SmarTech's analyses focuses on major industrial segments such as Aerospace, Automotive, AM Service Bureaus and Other Industries (Energy/Oil&Gas, Consumer Products, Medical, Jewelry) and the specific applications for which first adopters have demonstrated the cost-effectiveness of the AM process.

By conducting interviews with major stakeholders and adopters in the global markets for AM and aluminum, the specifics of technological and material science evolutions are further analyzed throughout this study and culminate in the most up-to-date market forecast projections specific to aluminum-based additive manufacturing processes. Thus, the researcher is pleased to present the only comprehensive market research guide to one of the most interesting areas of additive manufacturing.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter One: State of Metal and Aluminum Additive Manufacturing Market - Trailing 12-Month Review
1.1 Key Trends in Metal Additive Manufacturing Influencing Demand for Aluminum
1.1.1 Development of Quality Assurance Initiatives in Metal AM
1.1.2 Increased Relevance of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) in Aluminum Alloy-based AM
1.1.3 Development of Metal AM-Specific Print Preparation and Simulation Software Key to Aluminum AM
1.1.4 Overcoming Aluminum-specific Challenges Key to Widespread Adoption in AM
1.2 Market and Application Tracking - Additively Manufactured Aluminum Components and Their Value in Key Markets
1.2.1 Metal AM and Aluminum in Aerospace (Aviation) The Search for AM-specific Aerospace-grade Aluminum Alloys Aluminum 6061 and Aluminum 7075 (and 2017) for Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace Aluminum F357 for Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace (and Automotive)
1.2.2 Metal AM and Aluminum in Automotive and Transportation New 3D Print-Enabled Automotive Design and Manufacturing Platforms Could Bring Metal AM to New Heights in Transportation Metal AM in Automotive Being Driven by Demand for Aluminum and Steel
1.2.3 Metal AM and Aluminum for Services Other Industries Consumer Products and Parts
1.3 Aluminum Powder for Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain in Transition Phase
1.3.1 Metal Powder Market Surging to Fill in Capacity Gaps for Aluminum Powder in AM
1.4 Overall Market Demand and Forecast for Aluminum Alloys in AM
1.4.1 Summary of Latest Market Projections for Aluminum Metal Powder Demand
1.5 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Two: Additive Manufacturing Technologies and Utilization of Aluminum Alloy Powders
2.1 Primary Aluminum Powder Characteristics for AM Technology
2.1.1 General Requirements for Spherical Aluminum Metal Powders for AM
2.2 Metal Powder Bed Fusion Technology and Related Metal Powder Production Considerations
2.2.1 Laser-Based Metal Powder Bed Fusion
2.2.2 Electron Beam-Based Metal Powder Bed Fusion
2.3 Blown Powder Directed Energy Systems and Related Metal Powder Production Considerations
2.4 MIM-based AM - Composite Filament Extrusion and Binder Jetting of Aluminum Alloys
2.4.1 Overview of the Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Process MIM Process Steps
2.4.2 MIM of Aluminum
2.4.3 Composite Filament Extrusion and Binder Jetting AM Using MIM Materials
2.5 New AM Technologies for Aluminum Alloys
2.5.1 Supersonic 3D Deposition (SP3D)
2.5.2 Magnetojet Liquid Metal 3D Printing
2.6 End-User Considerations for Aluminum Powder in Additive Manufacturing
2.6.1 Increasing Demand for AM-Specific Aluminum Powders with Technical Performance Standards
2.7 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Three: Analysis of Aluminum Materials for Additive Manufacturing - Production Methods, Players, and Supply Chain
3.1 Supply Chain Considerations for Aluminum Powder
3.1.1 Challenges in Aluminum Alloys Metal Powder Production for AM
3.2 Production Methods for Aluminum Powder for AM
3.2.1 Gas-Based Atomization Methods
3.2.2 Emerging AM Powder Production Methods Electrolysis (Metalysis) Thermal Spraying Centrifugal
3.3 Competing Aluminum Materials in the AM Industry
3.3.1 Properties of AM Aluminum Alloys Capabilities of Aluminum in Optimized AM Structures Aluminum Alloys Versus Nickel Superalloys, Cobalt Chrome, and Titanium in AM
3.3.2 Scalmalloy RP
3.4 Influential AM Aluminum Powder Suppliers, Resellers, and Market Share Analysis
3.4.1 Aeromet
3.4.2 Alcoa
3.4.3 AMC Powders
3.4.4 AP&C
3.4.5 ATI Metals Corp.
3.4.6 Carpenter (CarTech)
3.4.7 H.C. Starck
3.4.8 Heraeus
3.4.9 Hoganas
3.4.10 GKN Hoeganaes
3.4.11 LPW Technology
3.4.12 Metalysis
3.4.13 Praxair Surface Technologies
3.4.14 Toyal
3.4.15 USMP
3.4.16 Valimet
3.5 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Four: Ten-Year Forecasts for Aluminum Powders in Additive Manufacturing
4.1 Methodology Review
4.2 Forecast of Aluminum Powder Demand by Alloy Type
4.3 Aluminum Powder Demand and Revenues by Vertical Industry and Application Type
4.3.1 3D-Printed Aluminum in Aerospace
4.3.2 3D-Printed Aluminum in Automotive
4.3.3 3D-Printed Aluminum in Application Agnostic AM Service Bureaus
4.3.4 3D-Printed Aluminum in Other Industrial Adoption Segments
4.4 Aluminum Powder Demand by Technology
4.5 In Conclusion

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