Constellium has made a remarkable breakthrough in the realm of additive manufacturing with its revolutionary Aheadd® CP1 aluminium powder. This cutting-edge solution has recently received approval for utilization in Formula 1 cars, effective from the 2024 season onwards. In collaboration with Velo3D and PWR Advanced Cooling Technology, Constellium aims to provide Formula 1 vehicles with highly efficient, compact, and lightweight heat exchangers, as well as a diverse range of components tailored for high-performance customers. Additionally, Constellium is actively working with multiple partners to explore further applications based on the Aheadd® CP1 powder.Aheadd® CP1 stands as an exemplary Aluminium-Iron-Zirconium powder, meticulously engineered for additive manufacturing purposes without the inclusion of volatile elements, rare earths, silicon, or ceramic particles. This ground-breaking solution boasts an array of advantages, including exceptional strength and ductility, remarkable thermal and electrical conductivity, high productivity during processing, and simplified post-processing procedures.Alireza Arbab, the Head of the Additive Manufacturing team at Constellium C-TEC, expressed great pride in the approval of their high-performance additive manufacturing aluminium powder for Formula 1 race cars. He highlighted that customers can now explore the development of a wide range of high-performance components, ranging from intricate heat exchangers to structural parts. The utilization of Aheadd® CP1 enables the creation of designs that were previously unattainable, cost-efficient production of parts, reduced machine utilization time, and improved return on investment.Mark Booker, PWR Technical Project Manager, emphasized the significant advantage that Aheadd® CP1 provides when combined with Velo3D's exceptional printing capabilities and PWR's brazed fin technology. This unique combination delivers unparalleled performance enhancements for their racing customers, elevating their competitive edge on the track. Booker expressed enthusiasm for witnessing these teams achieve victory using new parts manufactured by PWR.Dr. Zachary Detweiler, Velo3D Vice President of Technology, underscored their commitment to meeting customer demands and developing scalable solutions for metal additive manufacturing materials. He highlighted that Aheadd® CP1 is the first alloy to be qualified at their European Technology Center in Augsburg, Germany.The rise of Aluminium Additive Manufacturing continues to gain momentum, with the aerospace, automotive, defense, satellite, semiconductor, and transportation industries embracing its potential. In response to this growing demand, Constellium has unveiled Aheadd®, a new generation of optimized high-performance aluminium powders specifically designed for the Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) process.