3D printer and materials maker EOS has released two new powder metal materials for its direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) EOSINT M-series machines: Titanium Ti64ELI and EOS StainlessSteel 316L.
Just last October, EOS introduced a different metal material, as we told you. That was its NickelAlloyHX, a nickel-chrome-iron-molybdenum alloy that has fairly high operating temperatures compared to other metals, along with high strength and elongation. The material is also resistant to oxidization at temperatures of up to 1200 degrees C, and its composition corresponds to UNS N06002. Its applications typically include aircraft combustion chambers, industrial blast furnaces, conveyor ovens, and heating elements.
Both of the company’s new metals are aimed at medical and aerospace applications, among others. Those two industries are often at the forefront of using additive manufacturing processes to make durable, structural end-components. … (Read more)