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Stainless steel
3D printing

High tensile strength, temperature and corrosion resistance.

Stainless steel is a metal alloy with high ductility, wear and corrosion resistance that can be easily welded, machined and polished.
Print with Stainless steel

DMLS/SLM Stainless steel Materials

DMLS/SLM produce high performance, end-use metal 3D printed parts for industrial applications in aerospace, automotive and medical.

Benefits and Limitations

Excellent mechanical properties
Can produce complex geometries

High Cost

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.1 mm
Turnaround time < 10 days Wall thickness 0.4 mm
Max part size 50 x 28 x 36 cm Layer height 20 – 50 μm

Stainless steel 316

Stainless steel (DMLS/SLM) has high ductility and excellent corrosion resistance. It produces fully dense parts for industrial applications.

Material family

Binder Jetting Stainless steel Materials

Binder Jetting is most commonly used for full-color parts, low-cost metal printing, and large sand casting molds.

Benefits and Limitations

Low-cost metal parts
Full-color printing
Can produce very large parts

Dimensional accuracy not as good as DMLS / SLM
Mechanical properties not as good as DMLS / SLM

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.2 - 0.3 mm
Turnaround time < 5 days Wall thickness 2.0 mm
Max part size 180 x 100 x 60 cm Layer height 50 - 400 μm

Stainless steel 316 (sintered)

Stainless steel (Binder Jetting) is sintered and is a cost-effective way of producing metal parts with good mechanical properties.

Properties
Material family

Stainless steel 316 (bronze filled)

Stainless steel (Binder Jetting) is infiltrated with 40% bronze and is a cost-effective way of producing metal parts with good mechanical properties.

Properties
Material family