The most promising metal processing additive manufacturing technique in industry is selective laser melting, but only a few alloys are commercially available, limiting the potential of this technique. In particular high strength aluminum alloys, which are of great importance in the automotive industry, are missing. An aluminum 2024 alloy, reinforced by Ti-6Al-4V and B 4 C particles, could be used as a high strength alternative for aluminum alloys. Heat treating can be used to improve the mechanical properties of the metal matrix composite. Dynamic scanning calorimetry shows the formation of Al 2 Cu precipitates in the matrix instead of the expected Al 2 CuMg phases due to the loss of magnesium during printing, and precipitation processes are accelerated due to particle reinforcement and additive manufacturing. Strong reactions between aluminum and Ti-6Al-4V are observed in the microstructure, while B 4 C shows no reaction with the matrix or the titanium. The material shows high hardness, high stiffness, and low ductility through precipitation and particle reinforcement.