Alloyed is able to deploy the computational power of its ABD platform to optimise alloy processing conditions for new or existing alloys. Combined with our expert process simulation capabilities, this allows us to design heat treatments and thermo-mechanical processing routes to optimise alloy performance and to reduce cost.
We offer these capabilities as advanced consulting solutions for a wide range of engineering challenges.
Alloyed has considerable experience and expertise with metal additive manufacturing (AM) processes, specifically the laser powder bed fusion process. This — combined with our ABD® platform — means that we are uniquely placed to identify and optimise alloy materials for complex AM applications sympathetic to the material and the process. We can demonstrate and predict atomisation constraints and printability of any possible alloys within the required design space.
We can also significantly optimise the composition of alloys to improve mechanical properties, including strength, high temperature strength, ductility, and elongation (or any combination thereof).
Alloyed’s extensive research & experimental platform can also be utilized for the rapid development of new AM alloys.
Our metallurgists have extensive experience in conventional processing routes such as casting, forging and forming processes. In this regard, the ABD® platform can be used to develop new alloys or optimize existing alloys for any process, as our models are developed and adapted based on processing conditions.
Every alloy and process is individual, so our team of metallurgists and software engineers work together to understand the underlying physics of the process and convert this to computational models. Cast and wrought alloys optimized for a specific process can be developed to achieve the best balance of performance and cost.