AM Metal

Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Metals (PBF-LB/M), also known as Selective Laser Melting (SLM), is a powder based additive manufacturing process. It can manufacture complex metal prototypes or series parts rapidly and without any tooling.

Components manufactured by laser melting can be heat treated, welded and reworked with typical processing methods.

Oerlikon AM supports an extensive portfolio of standard Additive Manufacturing (AM) component materials. Our dedicated Applications Engineering Team will support you in choosing and implementing the most appropriate AM materials and processes as you develop your AM components.

Our engineers will help you transform your ideas into a production component. Contact us to find out more about metal additive manufacturing from Oerlikon AM.

Materials

All material properties have been shared for reference purposes only and are not sufficient to design or certify parts. No warranty or guarantee is made against these results. Properties may be developed and optimized based on application specific requirements.

  • Ni-Alloy 718 (2.4668)

    Characteristics

    • Very good tensile, fatigue, and fracture strength
    • Creep resistance up to temperatures of 700 ° C
    • Corrosion resistant and easy to weld
    • Can be heat-treated

    Mechanical and thermal properties

    Material Characteristics

    Unit

    As Built

    Heat-Treated

    Tensile strength

    MPa

    1020 ± 50

    1320 ± 100

    Yield strength (Rp 0,2%)

    MPa

    707 ± 50

    1092 ± 100

    Elongation at break

    %

    29 ± 5

    15 ± 3

    E-Modulus

    GPa

    160 ± 20

    -

    Hardness (DIN EN ISO 6508-1)

    HBW

    30

    47

    Maximum operating temperature

    °C

    650

    650

  • Ni-Alloy 625 (2.4856)

    Details following

  • Ni-Alloy X (2.4665)

    Details following

  • Haynes 282

    Details following

Applications

Tool inserts • Injection molding tools • Seat belt buckles • Orthopedic braces • Crankshafts • Transmission housings • Engine blocks, engine parts • Cylinders, cylinder heads • Gas turbines • Pumps • Valves • Brackets

Manufacturing Samples

Manufacturing Samples
  • Designation: Oil filter housing
  • Material: AlSi10Mg Production
  • Time: 3 working days

Manufacturing Samples

Manufacturing Samples
  • Designation: Valve Component
  • Material: AlSi10Mg
  • Production Time: 4 working days
  • Application Area: Ariane 5 ME Launcher by Astrium

Details

  • Delivery time: 3 to 6 working days
  • Quantity: Individual Parts to Series Production
  • Materials: 41
Machines
  • 2x Concept Laser M2 (1 kW)
  • 3x Concept Laser M2 (2x 400 W)
  • 1x Concept Laser M2 (300 W)
  • 1x Arcam Q20
  • 1x EOS M270 (200 W)
  • 3x EOS M280 (400 W)
  • 12x EOS M290 (400 W)
  • 5x EOS M400 (1kW)
  • 4x Trumpf TruPrint 1000 (200 W)
  • 3x Trumpf TruPrint 3000 (500W)
  • 3x SLM280HL (400 W)
  • 1x SLM280HL (2x 400 W)
  • 1x SLM125HL (400 W)
Production Locations
  • Magdeburg (Germany)
  • Munich/R&D Center (Germany)
  • Kennesaw/Atlanta (USA)
  • Charlotte (USA)
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