Metal laser melting

Materials

Materials available for SLS

Stainless steel (1.4404) CL 20 ES
Aluminium (ALSi10Mg) CL 31AL
Titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) CL 41 TI ELI
Pure Titanium Grade 2 CL 42 TI
Hot working steel (1.2709) CL 50 WS
Stainless hot-working steel CL 91 RW
Stainless precipitation hardened steel (17-4 PH) CL 92 RW
Nickel-based alloy (Inconel 718) CL 100 NB
Nickel-based alloy (Inconel 625) CL 101 NB
Cobalt-chromium alloy (F75) CL 110 CoCr

Materials / mechanical characteristics

Material Aluminium AlSi10Mg 3.2381
Tenacity Rm[MPa] 300-350
Yield stress Rp0,2 [MPa] 220-245
Ultimate strain A [%] 7-9
Hardness 95-120 HB
Material Stainless steel X2CrNiMo17-12-2 1.4404
Tenacity Rm[MPa] 530-640
Yield stress Rp0,2 [MPa] 460-500
Ultimate strain A [%] >15
Hardness 20 HRC
Material Titanium TiAl6V4 3.7165
Tenacity Rm[MPa] 950-1.150
Yield stress Rp0,2 [MPa] 800-1.000
Ultimate strain A [%] 10-20
Hardness 32-36 HRC
Material Tool steel* X3NiCoMoTi18-9-5 1.2709
Tenacity Rm[MPa] 1.900-2.050
Yield stress Rp0,2 [MPa] 1.800-1.900
Ultimate strain A [%] 3-5
Hardness 54-56 HRC

* Values correspond to a heat-treated condition of the components (490 °C); plastics and other metals on request

Avoidance of critical contours

Verarbeitungskette
Verarbeitungskette
Verarbeitungskette

Application examples

Prototypes / single parts

  • Production in shortest time
  • No tools or moulds necessary
  • Simultaneous production of different, individual components
  • Reduction of time-to-market
  • Near-series testing due to full mechanical properties

Tool and mould making

  • Improved cooling channel design
  • Increase in component quality
  • Cycle time savings
  • Reduction of production steps
  • Hybrid construction
  • Design for function

Series components / new developments

  • Lightweight structures
  • Functional integration
  • Integral components, e.g. combination of individual parts
  • Customization
  • Spare parts procurement, production on demand

Recognition of potentials

Strukturoptimierung
Serienbauteile
Integralbauweise

Leichtbau / Topologieoptimierungen, Serienmaterial / Vergleichbare Eigenschaften, Ohne Werkzeuge und Formen / Reduzierung von Herstellungskosten und -zeit, Funktionsintegration / Innenliegende Kühlung, RFID und Herstellung ab 2 Tagen / Lebenszykluskosten minimieren

back