Novel Aluminum Alloy Tailored for Additive Manufacturing: Structural Characterization and Qualification Perspectives
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2024

Featured Application: The paper demonstrates key structural characteristics of a novel aluminum alloy conceived for AM-based components in the aviation frame. The recent advances achieved in additive manufacturing (AM) technology demonstrate the potential to realize customized metal components, ensuring weight reduction opportunities. These benefits make AM attractive for high-cost aerospace applications, especially where high geometric complexity is required. In the context of an EU research scenario, the H2020 MANUELA (Additive Manufacturing Using Metal Pilot Line) project promotes the development of new technologies for design optimization by enabling the application of novel materials in AM. This paper illustrates recent advances in a new aluminum alloy (Al-HS1) with high strength emphasizing all of the characterization steps at the coupon level. This material has been employed in the re-engineering of a conventional hydraulic manifold using a powder bed fusion-laser beam (PBF-LB) process. Both the simulations and structural tests allowed for proving its compliance and technological maturity with industrial standards and applicable airworthiness requirements.

material qualification for AM

hydraulic manifolds

metal additive manufacturing


Maurizio Arena

Magnaghi Aeronautica of MA Group Company

Bharat Mehta

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Material och tillverkning

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

Tommaso Tirelli

Aidro S.r.l

Paolo Ambrogiani

Aidro S.r.l

Martina Castaldo

Magnaghi Aeronautica of MA Group Company

Sven Bengtsson


Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Material och tillverkning

Lars Nyborg

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Material och tillverkning

Applied Sciences

20763417 (eISSN)

Vol. 14 11 4647

Additive Manufacturing using Metal Pilot Line (MANUELA)

Europeiska kommissionen (EU) (EC/H2020/820774), 2018-10-01 -- 2022-09-30.


Övrig annan teknik

Metallurgi och metalliska material



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