EOS has expanded its metal materials product portfolio with EOS Titanium Ti64ELI and EOS StainlessSteel 316L additive manufacturing materials.
“A broader variety of titanium and stainless steel materials mirrors the ever-changing requirements among our customers and opens up new fields of application,” said Christiane Krempl, product marketing manager for metals at EOS.
Parts built in EOS Titanium Ti64 have a chemical composition and mechanical properties corresponding to ASTM F136. Providing a high-detail resolution, this alloy can be processed on an EOSINT M 280 (400 Watt) metal laser-sintering system and is corrosion resistant. Due to its biocompatibility and high grade of purity it is particularly suited for the additive manufacturing of medical implants, the company says.
This stainless-steel alloy has been optimized specifically for processing on the EOSINT M 280 metal laser-sintering system. It shows a good corrosion resistance and a high ductility, the company says. Parts built from EOS StainlessSteel 316L have a chemical composition corresponding to ASTM F138 (“Standard Specification for Wrought 18Cr-14Ni-2.5Mo Stainless Steel Bar and Wire for Surgical Implants UNS S31673″). In the medical industry, this alloy is suited for surgical instruments, endoscopic surgery, orthopedics and implants.
The material is also a good choice for use in the watch and jewelry industries, as well as for additive manufacturing applications such as spectacle frames or functional elements in yachts. In the aerospace industry, the company says EOS StainlessSteel is a good choice for the manufacture of clamping elements or heat exchangers. Parts manufactured from that material can be mechanically post-processed or polished.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.