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Precision components from metal powders

Process

Similar to the a powder-bed fusion process, a metal powder is distributed in thin layer across the print bed. A high-powered laser scans the surface of the metal powder and raises the temperature of the metal particles to above the melting point, fusing the material together on a molecular level.

Product Example

Details

Machines: Trumpf TruPrint 1000 / 3000

Material: Aluminium AlSi10Mg (1000) / Tool Steel 1.2709 (3000)

Other: Stainless 1.4404, 1.4542 / titanium TiAl6V4

Characteristics

Surface
Resolution
Strength
Toughness

 

Advantages at a Glance

  • Part density < 99% of bulk metal
  • Parts machinable and weldable
  • Complex metal part geometries

Parameters

Build Volume: Ø 100 x 100 mm (1000) / Ø 300 x 400 mm

Minimal Wall Thickness: 0.5 mm

Accuracy: ±0.1 mm

Layer Thickness: 0.03-0.06 mm

Material Properties (1.2709) *Annealed

Tensile Modulus: 210 GPa (ISO 50125)

Tensile Strength: 2200 MPa (ISO 50125)

Elongation at Break (XY): 20 % (ISO 50125)

Hardness: 55 HRC (ISO 6508)

Application Areas

  • High-performance tools and inserts
  • Optimized cooling channes for injection molds
  • Replacement parts

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