PROTOLABS ADOPTS HIGH-PERFORMANCE METAL ALLOYS FOR AEROSPACE-GRADE 3D PRINTED PARTS

3D Printing Industry | 1/23/2019 | Tia Vialva
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Protolabs, an award-winning on-demand manufacturing provider, has announced the addition of Inconel 718 and Maraging Steel 1.2709 to its collection of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D printing materials.

With its high strength and corrosion resistant properties, such materials as Inconcel 718 will further enable the Minnesota-based company to create functional end-use 3D printed parts for the aerospace sector.

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“Other manufacturing methods sacrifice some of the material properties of Inconel, therefore I am delighted that Protolabs is now able to offer this material through 3D printing,” commented Daniel Cohn, General Manager of 3D Printing Services at Protolabs.

“COMBINING THE EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTIES OF THE MATERIAL WITH PROTOLABS’ EXPERTISE IN DMLS MEANS WE ARE ABLE TO RAPIDLY PRODUCE COMPLEX GEOMETRIES FOR PARTS WHICH ARE EXPOSED TO THE HARSH ENVIRONMENTS TYPICAL OF THE AEROSPACE SECTOR.”

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A 3D printed metal part made using Inconel 718. Image via Protolabs.

Inconel 718 is a high-strength, corrosion-resistant nickel chromium superalloy. This material can be used at temperatures between -252°C and 704°C and displays good tensile, fatigue, creep and rupture strength. With the additive manufacturing process, DMLS, jet and rocket engine components, gas turbine and instrumentation parts, as well as power and process parts can be produced.

Steel - Steel - Form - Powder - Protolabs

Maraging Steel 1.2709 is a pre-alloyed ultra-high-strength steel in the form of fine powder. According to Protolabs, this material is characterized by having exceptional mechanical...
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