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

Components manufactured by PBF 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.

  • 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
    Typical Build Features (Applies to online quoting tool)
    • Min Part Thickness:  0.3 mm [X/Y/Z]
    • Max Build Volume: 250/250/325 mm [X/Y/Z]
    • Standard tolerances [mm]:  DIN EN ISO 2768-m 0.1 – 0.5 mm
    • Surface Roughness: 40-100 Rz [µm] media blasted
    • Surface Roughness: 20-70 Rz [µm] vibratory finished
    • Optional Post-Processing: Surface finish, Hardening
    • Non-standard dimensions, tolerances and post-processing options are supported by our Applications Engineering Team.

    Mechanical properties

    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
    Typical Build Features (Applies to online quoting tool)
    • Min Part Thickness:  0.5 mm [X/Y/Z]
    • Max Build Volume: 270/270/345 mm [X/Y/Z]
    • Standard tolerances [mm]:  DIN EN ISO 2768-m 0.1 – 0.5 mm
    • Surface Roughness: 40-100 Rz [µm] media blasted
    • Surface Roughness: 20-70 Rz [µm] vibratory finished
    • Optional Post-Processing: Surface finish
    • Non-standard dimensions, tolerances and post-processing options are supported by our Applications Engineering Team.

    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
    Typical Build Features (Applies to online quoting tool)
    • Min Part Thickness:  1 mm [X/Y/Z]
    • Max Build Volume: 250/250/325 mm [X/Y/Z]
    • Standard tolerances [mm]:  DIN EN ISO 2768-m 0.1 – 0.5 mm
    • Surface Roughness: 40-100 Rz [µm] media blasted
    • Surface Roughness: 20-70 Rz [µm] vibratory finished
    • Optional Post-Processing: Surface finish
    • Non-standard dimensions, tolerances and post-processing options are supported by our Applications Engineering Team.

    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

Material Reference

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.

Machines

Laser Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) also known as SLM, Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) also known as EBM

Arcam

1x Arcam Q20+

4x Arcam Q10+

2x Arcam Q10

 

Concept Laser

2x Concept Laser
M2 (1kW)

3x Concept Laser
M2 (2x 400W)

 

 

EOS

1x EOS M270 (200 W)

3x EOS M280 (400W)

12x EOS M290 (400 W)

5x EOS M400 (1kW)

SLM Solutions

3x SLM280HL (400W)

1x SLM280HL (2x 400W)

1x SLM125HL (400 W)

 

Renishaw

1x RenAM 400HT (400 W)

1x RenAM 500Q (4x 500 W)

 

 

Trumpf

4x Trumpf TruPrint 1000 (200W)

3x Trumpf TruPrint 3000 (500W)

 

 

3D Systems

2x ProX DMP320 (500W)

 

 

 

 

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