WAAM – wire arc additive manufacturing

Our aluminium welding wire is ideally suited for use in additive manufacturing.

The solution for prototyping and small series production

WAAM opens up completely new possibilities in the production of prototypes and also small series. The technique, also known as 3D printing, is based on an electric arc process. By melting a wire electrode, the desired component is created layer by layer, even with complex geometry. The advantages are obvious:

  • production of complex and size-independent components
  • high productivity
  • high material availability
  • high-quality materials with specified properties

In addition, the material aluminium can make full use of its advantages here: As a sustainable material, aluminium is particularly convincing due to its lightness and high strength. The comparison with conventional materials such as steel or similar is worthwhile.

We are certified according to ISO 9001, IATF 16949 and ISO 14001. Numerous alloys are also subject to the strict guidelines of TÜV, DB and several shipping companies.

We got involved in the development phase at an early stage and are in close contact with users and research institutes in order to gather results and carry out further development work.

We offer a comprehensive selection of alloys. The following alloys in the dimensional range from 1.00 to 1.60 mm are particularly recommended for additive manufacturing:

Brand name Numeric identifier Chemical designation
DE68 S Al 4018 S AlSi7Mg
DE61 S Al 4046 S AlSi10Mg
DE58 S Al 5356 S AlMg5Cr(A)
DE63 S Al 5183 S AlMg4,5Mn0,7(A)
DE56 S Al 5754 S AlMg3
DE71 S Al 2319 S AlCU6MnZrTi

Thanks to our joint venture Esal Rod Alloys, S. A., in Spain, we are able to source input material individually, autonomously and in the shortest possible time, and even have it produced according to customer requirements. With the know-how from Spain and the expertise of our in-house welding experts, we are the contact when it comes to developing new alloys. We advise and develop hand in hand.



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