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3D Systems introduced a new aluminum alloy material - LaserForm® AlSi7Mg0.6(A) - designed to produce strong, lightweight, parts without the need for casting.

LaserForm AlSi7Mg0.6 (A) – a new aluminum alloy material - is designed to produce strong, lightweight parts without the need for casting, making it an ideal choice for parts that enable improved fuel efficiency for transportation and other weight-sensitive applications. In addition, the material’s corrosion resistance, high-thermal conductivity and electrical ductility, as well as good ‘weldability,’ are well suited to such applications as housings, mold inserts, impellers and heat exchangers. This new aluminum alloy material is compatible with both the DMP Flex and DMP Factory 350.

“At Formnext 2017, I announced 3D Systems’ intent to bring 3D printing to the factory floor with a new generation of additive manufacturing solutions,” said Vyomesh Joshi, president and chief executive officer, 3D Systems. “I am happy to report that over the last year we have brought to market an unrivalled series of plastic and metal 3D printers, materials and software that are optimizing workflows, enabling new design innovations, and reducing costs. The new innovations we are announcing - DMP Flex 350, DMP Factory 350, and LaserForm material– further expand 3D System’s customer-first, solution approach to drive the transformation of manufacturing.”

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