Elektron® MAP+21

Elektron® MAP+21 is a high-performance, gas-atomized, magnesium-alloy powder specifically designed and optimized for additive manufacturing applications.

Description

Elektron® MAP+21 is based on a rare-earth-containing magnesium casting alloy, Elektron® 21 (ASTM: EV31A), a lightweight, high-performance alloy designed for motorsport and aerospace applications, with superior mechanical properties and improved corrosion resistance.

Elektron® MAP+21 powders are available in particle size distributions of 20 to 63 µm and 44 to 160 µm. Custom particle size distributions are also available.

Elektron® MAP+21 is designed and optimized for various additive manufacturing applications.

  • Selective Laser Sintering
  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering
  • Electron Beam Melting
  • Laser Engineered Net Shapes
  • Direct Metal Deposition
  • Cold Spray Deposition
  • Friction Stir Additive Manufacturing
  • Other Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Elektron® MAP+21 Particle Size

Apparent
Density
Tap
Density
Flow
Rate

Laser Diffraction Size

D10 D50 D90
[g/cm3] [g/cm3] [s/50g] [µm] [µm] [µm]
20 to 63 μm 0.92 1.1 200 25 38 55
44 to 160 μm 1.00 1.1 79 50 95 163

Elektron® 21 Chemistry (EV31A)

Element Symbol Specification
[wt. %]
Typical
[wt. %]
Zinc Zn 0.2 to 0.5 0.3
Neodymium Nd 2.6 to 3.1 2.7
Gadolinium Gd 1.0 to 1.7 1.3
Zirconium Zr Saturated 0.6
Magnesium Mg Balance Balance