Webinar: Exploring Aluminum AlSi7Mg (F357) Powder and Parameters

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AlSi7Mg (F357) is one of the most widely used aluminum alloys in additive manufacturing (AM). While AlSi10Mg is the more common alloy known from casting, F357 offers some unique capabilities that can be fully utilized by AM. The increased Mg content enables well-balanced mechanical properties, even at elevated temperatures. Furthermore, AlSi10Mg´s higher Si content mainly improves castability, but is not required to achieve optimal part performance in DMLM. Due to the good ratio between strength and density, F357 is typically used in aerospace and automotive applications. Other key characteristics are the low density, good corrosion resistance and high thermal conductivity.

Join this webinar to learn more about the capabilities of F357 for additive. Topics covered will include:

  • Explanation of the Advanced Plasma Atomization™ process and how it leads to superior powder quality
  • Different scenarios for parameter optimization on the M2 Series 5 machine
  • Robustness and capabilities of parameter sets
  • A case study on an automotive application to demonstrate parameter performance



Daniel Rommel
Lead Process Engineer
GE Additive

Daniel is an advanced lead process engineer on the Process and Materials team. In his role he is the technical focal for metal powders for laser additive manufacturing. He is also leading aluminum parameter development programs on the Concept Laser M2 Series 5. Before joining GE, Daniel worked as a research assistant at the University Bayreuth, where he developed his interest in laser processing and metal powders. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering. During his thesis he worked extensively on development of a laser cladding process for producing diamond cutting tools and the characterization of the materials.

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