Trusted materials and part properties

Our feedstocks are designed to fit seamlessly into the existing ecosystems of 3D printing and powder metallurgy. Compatibility with existing processes (e.g. metal injection molding) facilitates process integration and quick achievement of economic efficiency.

Material Matters! Trusted materials for the future of manufacturing

In addition to standard alloys, we also adapt individual alloys on request.

Powder-based 3D printing processes unite the need for round and free-flowing powders. Our Cold Metal Fusion 3D printing process is less demanding because the primary metal powders are embedded in a plastic matrix. This enables us to make a wide range of metal powders available for 3D printing, including very fine or coarse as well as angular powders. And by binding the metal particles, the occupational health and safety requirements are reduced compared to pure metal powder.

Roadmap

  • Stainless Steel 316L
  • cobalt-Chrome
  • Titanium Ti6Al4V
  • Tungsten (in cooperation)
  • Stainless steel 17/4PH (under development)
  • Carbon steel (under development)
  • Copper (under development)
  • Tungsten-Carbid (under development)
  • Nickel-Base-Alloy (under development)

Materials

Stainless steel 316L

Stainless steel 316L is an acid-resistant and austenitic steel alloy, which is used in particular for mechanical components with high demands on corrosion resistance. Stainless steel 316L is also suitable for operation up to 450 ° C and can be welded very well.

Cobalt-Chrome

Our cobalt chrome alloy (HRC 60) can be assigned to the stellites. Stellites are characterized by a high resistance to wear, corrosion and abrasion even at high temperatures. These advantages in 3D printing are disadvantageous for classic manufacturing processes, since stellites are very difficult to machine.

Difficult post-processing makes the near-net-shape production of the part important. Stellites are preferably used where the wear loads are relatively high, such as in cutting tools or internal combustion engines or because of their good biocompatibility for medical implants.

Titanium Ti6Al4V

Titan is one of the light metals and has a low density. At the same time, titanium scores with good corrosion and temperature resistance. Titanium is therefore used where high corrosion resistance combined with low weight and good strength is required. Often these are applications in the aerospace industry or in medical applications due to the additional biocompatibility.

Tungsten

Tungsten alloys are characterized by a very high melting point, good chemical resistance and very high density and strength. Areas of application can be found primarily in medical technology, aerospace and the automotive industry. Tungsten alloys are very difficult to machine, which means that near-net-shape production has great advantages.

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