QuesTek Innovations Secures 5th Patent For Additive Manufacturing Alloy

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Evanston, IL – August 15, 2022 – QuesTek Innovations, the primary operating subsidiary of QuesTek International LLC, today announced that it was granted a fifth US Patent for an alloy specifically designed for Additive Manufacturing.

This novel aluminum alloy (US Patent No. 11,401,585) is designed to have a game-changing impact on advanced materials markets. With high-temperature properties, the alloy can be an alternative to titanium, giving, for example, lightweighting benefits to satellite, aerospace, space, and racing applications. This Patent further demonstrates how QuesTek’s unique Materials by Design® technology enables the design of alloys specifically for use in Additive Manufacturing. QuesTek holds 5 US Patents for ICMD® advanced alloys specifically for Additive Manufacturing, with 4 more Patents pending for Additive Alloys.

According to QuesTek COO Bill Mahoney, “This award is a further reflection of QuesTek’s leadership through our Materials by Design® technology. Not only did we design a particular aluminum Additive Alloy, but also one with very valuable process and performance capabilities that alternatives are unable to duplicate. We have unique technology and know-how, and we continue to use them to design very high-performance proprietary materials, which we not only license, but also can apply by building and managing custom supply chains.”

In addition to Additive Manufacturing, QuesTek’s growth rate continues to be driven by current key industry and application dynamics, such as sustainability and digital transformation. These trends are creating an increased demand for proven Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) technologies and capabilities, fostering a “democratization of ICME” trend across the intersection of computer-aided design and engineering and advanced materials markets.

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QuesTek empowers innovators by resolving materials challenges.

QuesTek Innovations is both a pioneer and current market leader in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME). QuesTek’s Materials by Design® technologies are proven to reduce the development time and cost, and increase the performance of novel materials. In its market space, QuesTek is the only provider to execute the full cycle from novel design to production, certification, and flight operations with proprietary materials, in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional or purely algorithmic methods.

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