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.

  • 18 Ni Maraging Steel (1.2709)

    Characteristics

    • Martensite-hardenable high performance steel for series tools
    • Excellent mechanical properties
    • Can be head-treated, so that good hardness and stability can be achieved

    Mechanical proporties

    Material Characteristics

    Unit

    As Built

    Heat-Treated

    Tensile strength

    MPa

    1100 ± 100

    1950 ± 100

    Yield strength (Rp 0,2%)

    MPa

    1000 ± 100

    1900 ± 100

    Elongation at break

    %

    8 ± 3

    2 ± 1

    E-Modulus

    GPa

    180 ± 20

    180 ± 20

    Charpy-notched flexural Impact

    J

    45 ± 10

    11 ± 4

    Hardness (DIN EN ISO 6508-1)

    HRC

    33 - 37

    50 - 54

    Thermal proporties

    Material Characteristics

    Unit

    As Built

    Heat-Treated

    Thermal conductance

    W/m°C

    15 ± 0,8

    20 ± 1

    Specific thermal capacity

    J/kg °C

    450 ± 20

    450 ± 20

    Maximum operating temperature

    °C

    400

    400

  • 316L Stainless Steel (1.4404)

    Characteristics

    • A fully austenitic, corrosion resistant chromium-nickel-molybdenum steel
    • Very low carbon content also improves resistance to inter-granular corrosion and weldability
    • Heat treatment after welding is normally not necessary
    • Less susceptible against pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride-containing solutions
    • Subsequent processing of components like polishing, coating etc. is possible, too

    Mechanical and pysical properties

    Material Characteristics

    Unit

    As Built

    Tensile strength

    MPa

    630 ± 20

    Yield strength (Rp 0,2%)

    MPa

    505 ± 20

    Elongation at break

    %

    40 ± 2

    E-Modulus

    GPa

    170 ± 20

    Hardness

    HRC

    ca. 16

    Density

    g/cm³

    ca. 7,9

  • 17-4PH Stainless Steel (1.4542)

    Characteristics

    • High corrosion resistance
    • High strength
    • Excellent ductility
    • The manufactured components can be machined, welded, polished and coated

    Mechanical properties

    Material Characteristics

    Unit

    As Built

    Heat-Treated

    Tensile strength

    MPa

    930 ± 50

    1040 ± 60

    Yield strength (Rp 0,2%)

    MPa

    450 ± 50

    430 ± 20

    Elongation at break

    %

    20 ± 5

    15

    E-Modulus

    GPa

    170 ± 30

    170 ± 30

    Hardness (DIN EN ISO 6508-1)

    HRC

    17

    -

    Thermal properties

    Material Characteristics

    Unit

    As Built

    Heat-Treated

    Thermal conductance

    W/m°C

    13 -

    Maximum operating temperature

    °C

    550

    550

  • 1.4859 Stainless Steel

    Characteristics

    • Long-term sufficient mechanical properties
    • High-temperature corrosion resistance (general use above 600°C, the most suitable application temperature in air is about 1050°C)
    • Low embrittlement

    Mechanical properties

    Material Characteristics

    Unit

    As Built

    Tensile strength

    MPa

    720 ± 50

    Yield strength (Rp 0,2%)

    MPa

    510 ± 50

    Elongation at break A

    %

    34 ± 5

    E-Modulus

    GPa

    160 ± 30

    Hardness

    HRC

    19
  • 1.4308 Stainless Steel (CF8)

    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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