We produce metal AM parts in a wide variety of materials and can therefore offer the right choice for the requirements. In combination with the right part design, these materials can provide lightweight solutions without compromising on strength or structural performance in applications ranging from aerospace and motorsport to heavy and high tech industries.
The characteristics of each metal suit different applications. These are summarised below:
Light Metal for Motorsport and Aerospace Interior Applications
Aluminium AlSi10Mg is a typical casting alloy used for parts with thin walls and complex geometries. 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.
Offers Exceptional Strength and Lightweight Potential for High Performance Applications
AM205 is an Aluminium-Copper alloy based of the cast alloy A205. Compared to standard aluminium it offers higher strength and better fatigue and thermal characteristics. It is typically used for high performance applications that require a lightweight structures in combination with high loads such as structural parts in aerospace as well as motorsport.
Cobalt Chrome Alloy
High Strength and Hardness Material for Medical Applications and Harsh Environments
Cobalt Chrome Alloy Co28Cr6Mo is a class of super-alloy characterised by having excellent mechanical properties (strength, hardness etc.), corrosion and temperature resistance. Such alloys are commonly used in the medical industry and for high-temperature engineering applications found in the aerospace industry as well as for applications in corrosive and abrasive environments.
Beta material: High Conductivity Copper Alloy for Thermal and Electrical Applications
CuCrZr (C18150, CW106C) is a Copper alloy used in many applications for high thermal and electrical conductivity. Because of the higher strength and creep resistance, CuCrZr applications are usually for more harsh environments where pure copper would not be used. Typical applications are rocket nozzles, resistance welding tips, tong arms for robots, press parts, bus bars, heat exchangers and induction coils.
Ni-base Superalloy for High Temperature Application in Engines and for Aerospace Components
In718 is a nickel-based heat resistant alloy and its composition corresponds to UNS N07718, AMS 5662, AMS 5664, W.Nr 2.4668 and DIN NiCr19Fe19NbMo3. This kind of precipitation-hardening nickel-chromium alloy is characterized by having good tensile, fatigue, creep and rupture strength at temperatures of up to 700°C. 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 as well as engine components for motorsport applications.
High Performance Steel for Tooling and Mechanical Engineering
Maraging Steel 1.2709 is an ultra-high strength steel and corresponds to US classification 18Ni Maraging 300, European 1.2709 and German X3NiCoMoTi 18-9-5. After the heat treatment process, the alloy exhibits excellent hardness and strength whilst still retaining some ductility. Maraging Steel is ideal for many tooling applications, for example injection moulding, die casting of light metal alloys, punching and extrusion. It is also good for high performance industrial and engineering parts such as those needed for the aerospace and automotive industries.
Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel for Medical, Aerospace and General Applications
316L is a pre-alloyed austenitic Stainless Steel that meets the chemical requirements of AISI 316L, DIN 17006 X2CrNiMo17-12-2 and 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. 316L Stainless Steel is widely used in a wide range of industries that require high strength and corrosion resistance such as medical, aerospace, and the oil and gas industries.
Precipitation hardened steel for higher strength applications
15-5PH Stainless Steel 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 applications in the medical and aerospace industries, as well as other engineering applications that require high hardness, strength and corrosion resistance.
Light Alloy for Aerospace, Motorsport and Medical Applications
Ti6Al4V is a light alloy characterised by having excellent mechanical properties and corrosion resistance combined with low specific weight and biocompatibility. Ti6Al4V is ideal for many industries that require high-performance engineering applications, for example in aerospace and automotive, and for the production of biomedical implants in the medical industry in general. Parts built in Titanium Ti6Al4V fulfil the requirements of ASTM F1472 regarding maximum concentration of impurities.
Commercially Pure Titanium
Pure Titanium for Medical Applications
This well-known light metal is characterised by ductility and corrosion resistance combined with low specific weight and biocompatibility. This material is ideal for many high-performance engineering applications, within aerospace, the chemical industry, offshore applications and production of biomedical implants.