Multimaterial Additive Manufacturing by Aerosint

Aerosint invented a unique selective Powder Deposition (SPD) recoater enabling multi-metal L-PBF 3D printing along some other exciting use cases! 



The technology

The Aerosint powder recoater consists of patterning drums which selectively deposit fine powder voxels in a line-at-once manner. 

The result is a powder layer composed of more than one powder.


Multi-powder deposition unlocks some very unique use cases in Additive Manufacturing, Powder Metallurgy and beyond.

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Products & Services

Dual-Metal Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) Printer

Our dual metal recoater can be purchased as on option with the Aconity MIDI+ LPBF system. This printer is the global first commercial multi-metal L-PBF printer. Reach out to Aerosint or Aconity for more information about the printer.

We print

Ask us to print your multi-material prototypes. More and more materials will become available in the future. Stay tuned or reach out to know more about our materials development roadmap.

R&D Services

We gladly support you in your journey towards multi-material additive manufacturing by making our equipments and engineering know-how available to your organization. Fully independently or together with other research partners we can cover the whole spectrum of a complete application development project.
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Dual-Metal L-PBF

Aerosint’s recoater has been integrated in a L-PBF system from Aconity 3D GmbH , making it the first commercial multi-metal L-PBF printer in the world. 

The printer is today available to research driven organizations for purchasing. 

For more information about the hardware, or for services requests, please fill-out the contact form at the bottom of this page. 

Use Cases for multi-metal printing

Created by Oleksandr Panasovskyifrom the Noun Project

Thermal Conductivity

Conformal cooling channels (in: moulds, rocket nozzles, injection nozzles, brake calipers...), heat exchangers, heat sinks, heat pipes

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Electrical Conductivity

Battery connectors, satellite power transfer

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Wear Resistance

Plain bearings, low friction profiles

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Abrasion Resistance

Drillbit inserts, cutting tools

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Magnetic Performance

Motors, actuators

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Luxury applications (watches, fashion accessories), sports accessories customization

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Waves propagation optimization, antennas

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Vibration Optimization

Modal optimization of parts

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Corrosion Resistance

Chemical reactors, conformal cooling

Recent News

Aerosint joins Desktop Metal

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) today announced it has acquired Aerosint, a pioneer in multi-material deposition systems for powder-based additive manufacturing (AM) solutions.

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Use cases for Multi-Metal 3D printing

Use cases for Dual-Metal 3D printing are unlimited and can help companies find solutions to some of their unsolved technical challenges.

Below we share 7 hot potential uses for multi-metal printing along with some inspirational applications.

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Aerosint participates to Win2Wal research project

For the next 4 years Aerosint will participate in a project lead by the CRM Group and UCLouvain – Université catholique de Louvain. The project is a Win2Wal funded project and aims at researching the compatibility of dissimilar metals for multimaterial 3D printing.

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Get In touch

+ 32 (0) 4 221 67 30

Address Rue d’Abhooz 31, 4040 Herstal, Belgium