MaterialsMetalsPress ReleasesProduct Launch

Mitsubishi Power concludes metal AM powders licensing agreement with Aubert & Duval

Stay up to date with everything that is happening in the wonderful world of AM via our LinkedIn community.

Mitsubishi Power, Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has concluded an agreement with Aubert & Duval, a leading European manufacturer of special alloys and metal powders, on technology licensing related to the specific composition and manufacturing of metal powders used as materials for metal additive manufacturing (AM).

The agreement paves the way to full-scale inauguration of Mitsubishi Power’s AM business in which the company will apply its proprietary technologies accumulated through its operations in gas turbines and other thermal power systems. In September this year, Mitsubishi Power created the AM-Zone® within its Hitachi Works in Ibaraki Prefecture to serve as a development and manufacturing base for the AM business. This new facility is equipped with powder manufacturing equipment and metal AM systems of all kinds, and is capable of fully integrated production – from the development of powder and wire materials to metal AM and product finishing.

Mitsubishi Power concludes metal AM powders licensing agreement with Aubert & Duval

Mitsubishi Power possesses proprietary material technologies in metal AM and can optimally prepare raw materials for each application required. It also has technologies that significantly enhance the performance of powder manufacturing equipment. This is achieved by incorporating the company’s specially developed high-performance gas nozzles into the gas atomization system that produces metal powder materials by atomizing inert gas into vacuum-fused metals.

Aubert & Duval is a leading European supplier of high-performance alloys and metal powders, provides highly reliable metallurgical solutions for aerospace, energy defense and other demanding industries. For this reason, Mitsubishi Power believes that Aubert & Duval meets all conditions as a collaborative partner in developing its AM business.

Under the new agreement, Aubert & Duval’s know-how in the composition and manufacturing of powders for AM applications will be combined with Mitsubishi Power’s proprietary technologies to enable provision of powders optimally suited to metal AM. This integration of capabilities is expected to significantly improve the performance of manufactured products. As such, for Mitsubishi Power the conclusion of the collaborative agreement marks a significant first step toward full-scale inauguration of its AM business.

Mitsubishi Power concludes metal AM powders licensing agreement with Aubert & Duval

The AM-Zone, in collaboration with local governments, conducts tours and other activities to promote greater utilization of AM technologies. Online tours are also being offered to showcase the latest technologies during this period of increasing digitalization due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moving forward, Mitsubishi Power plans to pursue labor-saving measures through remote operations and digital manufacturing.

Through this collaboration with Aubert & Duval and the creation of the AM-Zone, Mitsubishi Power will become involved in all aspects of metal AM processing, from material development to final product manufacture. With the development of this new business area, the company will help usher in the next phase of industrialization for the energy sector and beyond.

Research 2021
Ceramic AM Market Opportunities and Trends

This market study from 3dpbm Research provides an in-depth analysis and forecast of the ceramic additive ma...

Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

Related Articles

Back to top button

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • PHPSESSID
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services

STAY AHEAD

OF THE CURVE

Join industry leaders and receive the latest insights on what really matters in AM!

This information will never be shared with 3rd parties

I’ve read and accept the privacy policy.*

WELCOME ON BOARD!