Sauber Engineering delivered another demonstration of its expertise and outstanding process knowhow by receiving the certification to utilise Scalmalloy® in its Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) processes.
Scalmalloy®, an aluminium-magnesium-scandium alloy, is lightweight material with high strength characteristics, developed and patented by APWORKS GmbH and normally utilised in the aerospace industry, but with increasing applications in a wide range of fields.
By receiving this certification, Sauber Engineering joins an exclusive club of suppliers on the market officially allowed to print Scalmalloy®: this step forward will allow the company to provide an additional range of service to its growing number of customers, as well as incorporating Scalmalloy® in the production process of Sauber Engineering racing team, Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Formula One cars.
The recently unveiled Formula One 2021 Contender, C41 was one of the first to benefit from this alloy. The C41 used 304 additively manufactured parts using its inhouse MetalFAB1 system, acquired from Additive Industries.
Joachim Zettler, CEO of APWORKS said, “We are very pleased to welcome Sauber Engineering into the family of certified Scalmalloy® part producers. This confirms yet again that Scalmalloy® is the material of choice for Additive Manufacturing of high-performance aluminium components.”
Christoph Hansen, Director of Technology & Innovation of Sauber Engineering: “Achieving the certification to become an official Scalmalloy® partner is another acknowledgment of how Sauber Engineering is at the top of the 3D printing technology game. The ability to process advanced materials with proven mechanical properties such as Scalmalloy® in a repeatable and consistent manner represents an important element to the wide range of our company’s offerings.”
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