We produce DMLS parts in a range of different materials, varying from Tool Steels, Super-alloys and Composites. Some materials are more suited to certain applications than others, for example, parts for aerospace and automotive environments can be produced using Cobalt Chrome or Stainless Steel, with In718 being ideal for many high temperature applications within these industry sectors.
Aluminium AlSi10Mg is a typical casting alloy used for parts with thin walls and complex geometry. It offers good strength, hardness and dynamic properties and is therefore also used for parts that are subject to high loads. Parts in Aluminium AlSi10Mg are ideal for applications which require a combination of good thermal properties and low weight. They can be machined, spark-eroded, welded, micro shot-peened, polished and coated if required.
Cobalt Chrome Alloy Co28Cr6Mo
Cobalt Chrome Alloy Co28Cr6Mo is a fine powder mixture which produces parts in a cobalt-chrome-molybdenum based super-alloy. This class of super-alloy is characterized by having excellent mechanical properties (strength, hardness etc.), corrosion and temperature resistance. Such alloys are commonly used in biomedical applications such as dental and medical implants and also for high-temperature engineering applications such as in aero engines.
Nickel Alloy In718
Nickel Alloy In718 is a nickel based heat resistant alloy in fine powder form. Its composition corresponds to UNS N07718, AMS 5662, AMS 5664, W.Nr 2.4668, DIN NiCr19Fe19NbMo3. This kind of precipitation-hardening nickel-chromium alloy is characterized by having good tensile, fatigue, creep and rupture strength at temperatures up to 700oC. In718 also has outstanding corrosion resistance in various corrosive environments. This material is ideal for many high temperature applications such as gas turbine parts, instrumentation parts, power and process industry parts etc.
Maraging Steel 1.2709
Maraging Steel 1.2709 is a pre-alloyed ultra high strength steel in fine powder form. Its composition corresponds to US classification 18% Ni Maraging 300, European 1.2709 and German X3NiCoMoTi 18-9-5. This kind of steel is characterised by having very good mechanical properties, and being easily heat-treatable using a simple thermal age-hardening process to obtain excellent hardness and strength. Ideal for many tooling applications such as tools for injection moulding, die casting of light metal alloys, punching, extrusion, it is also good for high performance industrial and engineering parts, for example aerospace and motor racing applications.
316L Stainless Steel
3T 316L Stainless Steel is a pre-alloyed austenitic stainless steel in fine powder form. This powder meets the chemical requirements of AISI 316L, DIN 17006 X2CrNiMo17-12-2, W.Nr1.4404. This kind of steel is characterised by having higher corrosion resistance and mechanical properties than the more common 304 alloy, and can be used over a wide temperature range down to cryogenic temperatures. This type of steel is widely used in a variety of food processing, medical, aerospace, oil and gas, and other engineering applications requiring high strength and corrosion resistance.
15-5PH Stainless Steel
15-5PH Stainless Steel is a pre-alloyed stainless steel in fine powder form. Its composition corresponds to US classification 15-5PH and European 1.4540 and fulfils the requirements of AMS 5659 for Mn, Mo, Ni, Si, C, Cr and Cu. This kind of steel is characterised by having very good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties, especially in the precipitation hardened state. This type of steel is widely used in metal prototypes and a variety of medical, aerospace and other engineering applications requiring high hardness, strength and corrosion resistance.
Titanium Alloy Ti6Al4V
This is a pre-alloyed Ti6Al4V alloy in fine powder form. This well-known light alloy is characterised by having excellent mechanical properties and corrosion resistance combined with low specific weight and biocompatibility. This material is ideal for many high-performance engineering applications, for example in aerospace and motor racing, and also for the production of biomedical implants. Parts built in Titanium Ti6Al4V fulfill the requirements of ASTM F1472 regarding maximum concentration of impurities. Standard processing parameters use full melting of the entire geometry. Parts can be machined, spark-eroded, welded, micro shot-peened, polished and coated if required. Unexposed powder can be re-used.