Taiyo Nippon Sanso to market Constellium’s Aheadd aluminium powders in Japan

January 31, 2024

Taiyo Nippon Sanso will offer Constellium’s Aheadd powder to the Japanese market (Courtesy Constellium)
Taiyo Nippon Sanso will offer Constellium’s Aheadd powder to the Japanese market (Courtesy Constellium)

Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, Ltd. (TNSC), an industrial gas company owned by Nippon Sanso Holdings Group, based in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan, has acquired the sales rights for Constellium’s Aheadd Additive Manufacturing powders in Japan. TNSC already offers a range of products and services for the Additive Manufacturing industry, and will market Aheadd’s aluminium powders to a wide range of sectors, including aerospace, automotive and semiconductors.

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Aheadd powders are specially designed for Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing. Aheadd CP1 is an aluminium-iron-zirconium powder designed without volatile elements, rare earths, silicon or ceramic particle additions. Aheadd CP1 brings multiple advantages, including high strength and ductility, excellent thermal/electrical conductivity, high productivity processing, and simplified post-processing.

Aheadd HT1 is designed specifically for PBF-LB applications that need high strength and service temperatures of up to around 260°C. The high thermal stability of Aheadd HT1 is said to make it an ideal choice to replace AA2xxx aluminium-copper high temperature alloys, as well as bringing possibilities for new designs leveraging the high thermal conductivity and low density of aluminium for service conditions usually requiring titanium or steel.



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