EOS releases four new materials
Metal powders optimized for various applications.
EOS has released four new metal materials for its DMLS line of 3D metal printers – EOS StainlessSteel CX; Aluminium AlF357; Titanium Ti64 Grade 5, and Titanium Ti64 Grade 23 – as well as documentation and an electron microscope imaging level of transparency, the company says.
EOS StainlessSteel CX is a tooling grade steel developed for production with the EOS M 290 that combines corrosion resistance with high strength and hardness. Components made from this material are easy to machine and enable an excellent polished finish.
EOS Aluminum AlF357 is intended for applications that require a light metal with excellent mechanical/thermal strength. Components made from this material are characterized by their light weight, corrosion resistance and high dynamic loading. EOS Aluminum AlF357 has been specially developed for production with the EOS M 400, but it is planned to also make the material available for the EOS M 290 system in the near future.
EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 5 features high fatigue strength without hot isostatic pressing (HIP). Suitable for production with the EOS M 290, the material also offers corrosion resistance, making it suitable for aerospace and automotive applications.
EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 23 also features high fatigue strength without hot isostatic pressing (HIP) but also offers improved elongation and fracture toughness with slightly lower strength. Thanks to these properties, it is particularly well suited to medical applications.