Elektron® MAP+43

Elektron® MAP+43 is a high-performance, gas-atomized, magnesium-alloy powder specifically designed and optimized for additive manufacturing applications.

Description

Elektron® MAP+43 is based on a rare-earth containing wrought magnesium alloy, Elektron® 43 (ASTM: WE43C), a lightweight high-performance alloy designed for aerospace and structural applications, with superior mechanical properties and free-machining characteristics.

Elektron® MAP+43 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+43 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+43 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 0.95 1.1 160 27 39 58
44 to 160 μm 0.99 1.1 67 50 83 133

Elektron® 43 Chemistry (WE43C)

Element Symbol Specification
[wt. %]
Typical
[wt. %]
Yttrium Y 3.7 to 4.3 4
Rare Earths RE 2.3 to 3.5 3
Zirconium Zr 0.2 % min. 0.50
Magnesium Mg Balance Balance