About HRL Additive

HRL Additive emerged from HRL Laboratories, LLC as a commercial supplier of high-performance additive material in June 2019. HRL Additive’s mission is to develop and produce materials for additive manufacturing that significantly exceed any available on the current market, while maintaining low cost. Our materials are designed to provide our customers with a competitive advantage and remove design constraints artificially imposed on the additive industry due to inferior materials.

HRL Additive’s origins date back to 2014, when HRL Laboratories began investigating methodologies to improve processing of high-strength aluminum using powder metallurgy. This initial research developed the breakthrough functionalization technology that made HRL Additive possible. Dr. Hunter Martin developed a new way to introduce inoculants during additive manufacturing and make previously unprintable alloys printable. This solidification control was published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature in September 2017. Since then the HRL team has been working to optimize compositions and parameters to produce the highest performing additive aluminum on the market today, 7A77. HRL Additive was created to commercialize this product and provide a streamlined path to market for future additive alloys under development.

Meet The Team

About HRL Laboratories


For more than 70 years, HRL’s scientists and engineers have been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research, providing real-world technology solutions, and advancing the state of the art. We continue to be recognized as one of the world’s premier physical science and engineering research laboratories.

Our research collaborations with our LLC Member companies, government, commercial and academic institutions are realizing groundbreaking advances in ultra-high-performance circuitry, robust computing and communications, automated data extraction, and innovative architected materials. Our technologies operate in space, on aircraft, in automobiles, and in a variety of consumer products. These technologies make us safer, support our national security and improve our quality of life.

Our success is the result of our collaborative team of researchers, many of whom are the leading experts in their fields. Through their insights in support for our customers, we are finding the unique opportunities in technology. As we look to the future, the technologies we are enabling today will be integral to a prosperous, secure, sustainable world.

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Company Overview

  • Formerly Hughes Research Laboratories (established 1948)
  • Formed as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in 1997
  • R&D for The Boeing Company and General Motors (LLC Members)
  • Government and commercial contracts (prime and subcontractor)
  • AS9100 accredited
  • DoD Trusted Foundry
  • 250,000 square feet of lab space
  • 10,000-square-foot Class 10 clean room
  • Located on 72 acres in Malibu, California