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.
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 ColdMetalFusion 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.
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.
Stainless Steel 17/4PH is a stainless, hardenable and martensitic stainless steel alloy with very good mechanical properties, high wear resistance but also corrosion resistance. Stainless Steel 17/4PH requires heat treatment to achieves its properties and is usually used in the industrial environment.
Tool Steel M2 is a hardenable high-speed steel with a tungsten-molybdenum matrix, which scores with its high toughness. Due to its wear resistance and high hardness, it is mainly used for abrasive tools. Compared to other tool steels, M2 also scores with a higher corrosion resistance.
Titanium is one of the light metals and has a low density. At the same time, titanium scores with good corrosion and temperature resistance. The Titanium alloy Ti6Al4V (Grade 5) additionally consists of 6 mass percent aluminum and 4 mass percent vanadium and is by far the most commonly used Titanium alloy. Due to its very high strength, good corrosion resistance and biocompatibility, Ti6Al4V is often used in aerospace or medical applications.
Titanium is one of the light metals and has a low density. CP-Ti Grade 1 is pure Titanium with highest corrosion resistance and very high ductility, but lower strength compared to higher grades or Titanium alloys. Pure Titanium is mainly used in cases of high necessary corrosion resistance or deformation, often in the chemical industry, aerospace and medical applications.
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.