3D Printing

Uniformity Labs launches 17-4PH chrome steel powder for binder jetting

Uniformity Labs has introduced the supply of its ultra-low porosity 17-4PH chrome steel powder for the Desktop Steel Store Professional Binder Jetting platform. 17-4PH is a sophisticated metallic powder that, based on the corporate, delivers superior materials properties, sintered half geometric accuracy, course of yield and print uniformity at highest throughput.

A number of the options of the powder:

  • Faucet Density of 5.33 ± 0.05 g/cm3 
  • Sintered Density of seven.68± 0.03 g/cm3 
  • In-print brown density deviation of +/- 0.024 g/cm3 
  • Parameters averaging 4.49 +/- 0.05g/cm3
  • Sintering shrinkage of 15.17% ± 0.65% within the X route, 15.66% ± 0.65% within the Y route and 18.18% ± 0.63% within the Z route 

The method stability reported is enabled by the low cohesion, low porosity powder that spreads uniformly throughout the construct mattress. Uniformity claims that the excessive brown densities end in as much as 50% discount in linear shrinkage relative to competitor supplies and ship 99-100% closing half density for best-in-class supplies properties.

The flowable nature of the powder improves throughput by permitting quick layering. The corporate states that this gives a internet throughput profit of roughly 50% relative to non-uniformity powders on comparable platforms. Uniformity says that this permits substantial price discount to be taken benefit of by components producers considering adoption of metallic AM at scale.

The flowability of Uniformity’s low cohesion powders drastically facilitates de-powdering of excessive facet ratio and geometrically complicated components with effective options and channels. This prevents breakage throughout the de-powdering course of step and enabling binder jetting of extra complicated, excessive facet ratio components.

17-4PH is martensitic precipitation, hardened chrome steel, identified for corrosion resistance, excessive energy and hardness ranges, particularly when warmth handled. The powder may be warmth handled to numerous hardness and toughness ranges, which permits customers to customize the post-sintering properties of the alloy to go well with a wide range of functions, akin to chemical processing, manufacturing equipment and meals processing.

“The applying of Uniformity 17-4PH chrome steel for BJT delivers mechanical and course of excellence for our clients who require supplies that carry out to the very best customary throughout every step of the manufacturing course of,” stated Uniformity founder and CEO Adam Hopkins. “Our powders ship superior mechanical properties, floor end, printing yield, and course of stability, permitting one machine to do the work of a number of.”

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