Direct Metal Laser Sintering
Foundry-grade beryllium-free aluminium-silicon alloy. It has excellent weldability and it is heat treatable to T5, T6, and T7. This alloy is a lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and highly dynamic load-bearing material. Ideal for heat transfer in the defence and automotive industries.
A light structural alloy of lower density than other materials for 3D printing. Shows good alloying properties, heat and electric conductivity. Ready products demonstrate a homogenous structure and practically complete absence of porosity.
C18150 is a 98.75% copper, 1% chromium, and 0.15% zirconium alloy used in the creation of rocket engines. While the alloy has traditionally been used for spot and seam, welding cold and hot rolled steel, coated materials, currenty-carying shafts, and arms, backup bars for both resistance and arc welding, and electrical current carrying structural parts, C18150 is significantly stronger than pure copper and the addition of zirconium to chromium copper improves creep resistance at high operating temperatures making it ideal for use in rocket combustion chambers.
A highly corrosive-resistant and biocompatible material. Due to its high hardness, this alloy is used for the manufacturing of dentures, prostheses and hip or knee implants.
An alloy containing chromium, molybdenum, tungsten, and iron, makes the alloy resistant to seawater corrosion with excellent weldability. Resistant to both uniform and localised corrosion and a variety of mixed industrial chemicals. Superior pitting, crevice attack, and stress corrosion cracking. Used in corrosive environments with high chloride & high-temperature conditions, such as flue-gas scrubbers, nuclear fuel reprocessing, sour gas handling, and pesticide production.
Copper/chromium/niobium alloy was developed by NASA to additively manufacture parts in need of high-strength dispersion & high conductivity. It retains strength at high temperatures, due to the use of chromium and niobium in the alloy, and has excellent creep resistance, and a low cycle fatigue life. Valuable for rocket engine components such as fuel injector faces & combustion chamber linings with regenerative cooling. Valuable for rocket engine components such as fuel injector faces & combustion chamber linings with regenerative cooling.
A wrought, gamma-prime strengthened superalloy developed for high-temperature structural applications, especially those in aero and industrial gas turbine engines. It possesses a unique combination of creep strength, thermal stability, weldability, and fabricability not found in currently available commercial alloys. Ideal for high-temperature applications such as gas turbines & power/process industry parts.
Haynes 214 alloy (UNS N07214) is a nickel-chromium-aluminium-iron alloy, developed to provide the optimum high-temperature oxidation resistance for a wrought austenitic material, while at the same time allowing for conventional forming and joining. Intended principally for use at temperatures of 955°C and above, Haynes 214 alloy exhibits resistance to oxidation that exceeds many conventional heat-resistant wrought alloys at these temperatures. This is attributed to the formation of a tightly adherent Al2O3-type protective oxide scale. This oxide scale also makes Haynes 214 ideal for use in high-temperature oxygen environments found in some rocket engines in the pre-burner and main combustion sections.
A precipitation-hardenable nickel-based alloy known for superb tensile strength under extreme pressure and heat. It has rupture strength at temperatures of up to 980°C and is characterised by its superb fatigue, creep, and corrosion resistance in extreme environments. Ideal for applications in gas turbine & power/process industry parts in aerospace, defence, and chemical industries.
A nickel-based superalloy that possesses high strength properties and resistance to elevated temperatures. Shows remarkable protection against corrosion and oxidation. Its ability to withstand high stress and a wide range of temperatures, both in and out of the water, as well as being able to resist corrosion while being exposed to highly acidic environments. Ideal for nuclear energy & marine applications.
An alpha-beta titanium alloy characterised by its strength-to-mass ratio and corrosion resistance. It is a strong lightweight alloy suitable for highly loaded structures. Used in jet engines, gas turbines, pressure vessels & biomechanical components.
Made from scandium, aluminium, and magnesium alloy. It is the only AM alloy that has been substituted for high-strength 7000-series aluminium. Outstanding properties in terms of weldability and low thermal expansion. Well-suited for anodizing processes and offers good corrosion resistance. Ideal for highly loaded, safety-critical parts exposed to high mechanical stress & which are required to be lightweight.
Stainless Steel AISI 316L
AISI 316L stainless steel alloy is the most common material for 3D printing used for manufacturing various products with complex geometry, internal cavities and conforming cooling channels. It is applied to a wide range of issues in various industries, is corrosion-resistant, and shows rather high strength and endurance.