Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Japan, has released its ADMUSTER® C21P nickel-base alloy powder for metal Additive Manufacturing, enabling the production of complex shapes with high corrosion resistance and high strength.
ADMUSTER C21P is a powder based on MAT21®, a nickel-base alloy for wrought products developed at Hitachi Metals’ Okegawa Works. It currently has one of the highest Pitting Resistance Equivalent (PRE) numbers of all of the company’s metal AM materials. Components additively manufactured from ADMUSTER C21P are reported to have the same corrosion resistance as wrought MAT21, along with excellent strength and hardness.
The higher reliability of components built with such materials as ADMUSTER C21P can lead to a reduction in operational downtime and lowers the frequency of component replacement. The Additive Manufacturing process also enables shorter part production lead times and helps reduce CO2.
Hitachi Metals confirmed it plans to further strengthen and expand the lineup of its ADMUSTER series, meeting the needs of those applications requiring heat resistance, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and high functionality.