Formalloy’s Laser Metal Deposition Technology Enables Materials Research At University Of California – San Diego

Formalloy has completed installation and training of the first L-series Laser Metal Deposition system at University of California - San Diego (UCSD)’s Department of Nanotechnology. The new L-series, which includes an inert gas build chamber, scientific monitoring capability and features a blue wavelength laser, was released earlier this year and can be used to 3D print, repair and clad metallic parts. This groundbreaking release positions Formalloy as the first company to deliver a Laser Metal Deposition with blue laser technology. 

NASA leveraging Formalloy's technology for development and feasibility studies

NASA has successfully partnered with Formalloy on a series of R&D projects to assist the space agency’s additive development efforts.  NASA completed tensile and quality testing on Formalloy-printed samples built on the company’s A-series machine model. With virtually no material porosity and sufficient tensile strength, NASA is continuing R&D feasibility studies with Formalloy. “NASA is leveraging Formalloy's laser metal deposition technology for development and feasibility studies to investigate scalability of additive manufacturing for large, high value components. Laser metal deposition technology is being explored as an alternative to powder bed technology for key components such as rocket nozzles,” said Paul Gradl, NASA Senior Propulsion Engineer.

Lunch 'N Learn - Additive Manufacturing the Evolution of 3D Printing  

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) Presents  

Additive Manufacturing the Evolution of 3D Printing Lunch 'N Learn  

June 23, 2017  
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Hosted by Formalloy:
2810 Via Orange Way, Suite A
Spring Valley, CA 91978

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This no cost event is designed to give the small and medium-sized manufacturer an overview of the current state of Additive Manufacturing, new developments in technology and new trends manufacturers need to be aware of. It will focus on real world technologies and how they can be used to help improve productivity and grow. Lunch will be provided.

About Formalloy

Formalloy's 3D metal printing technology utilizes Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) to create metallic parts to near-net shape, increasing the design envelope while providing a more economical solution than producing the same part with conventional methods. Formalloy's 3D printing systems enable reduced machining time and nearly eliminate material waste, particularly with high-value materials. 3D printing parts with Formalloy's process can provide design features that can’t be achieved with conventional manufacturing methods, such as internal cooling channels and multi-metal parts. 



2016 Highlights

As we welcome 2017, thank you for your interest and business as we continue to grow Formalloy. We gained a lot of momentum in 2016 so we’re excited to begin 2017, build upon our existing capabilities and continue to develop valuable customer relationships.

A sample of our 2016 highlights and successes include:
• Release of the A222 3D Metal Printer with 5-axes of motion and build, repair, and cladding capabilities using our Metal Deposition technology
• Enhanced material expertise with Inconels, Hastelloys, Stainless Steels, Tool Steels and Hardfacing Alloys
• Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project
• Partnerships with local universities for advanced R&D projects
• Growing our 3D metal printing services business to a diverse set of customers like NASA, large tool manufacturers, maritime service businesses, and small technology companies
• Demonstrated capability to Department of Defense (DoD), the US Navy and several large commercial companies
• Exhibited at 3 major trade-shows: RAPID, FabTech, and Inside 3D Printing Conference

As we move forward into 2017, we will continue to demonstrate a commitment to our customers by providing an innovative and cost-effective solution to 3D metal printing, repair, and cladding using our Metal Deposition technology. Please visit our website at for the latest news or to request a quote!

Thank you again. We wish you a safe and joyous 2017!

Formalloy awarded ONR-funded project through UCSD

Formalloy is pleased announced an award as part of a Office of Naval Research (ONR) project! The project will be completed under collaboration with the UC San Diego Department of Nano Engineering's Materials Research Center, with Formalloy selected as the provider for a custom 3D metal printing machine. The machine is based on the Formalloy L-series Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) printer and will feature a short-wavelength laser. The Research Center has already been using samples printed on the machine for the purpose of performing microstructural analysis of advanced metallics produced by additive manufacturing.