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Powder Materials

The materials listed below are some commonly used materials for metal 3D printing.

HBD to keep opening for material source, can develop the material printing process according to customer specific demand.

Powder Materials

The materials listed below are some commonly used materials for metal 3D printing.

HBD to keep opening for material source, can develop the material printing process according to customer specific demand.

Powder Materials

MaterialCharacteristicsParameter/ IngredientParticle SizeClassical Application
Maraging SteelA powder-type martensitic hardening steel, which is characterized by high strength and toughness, is easy to be processed after forming, and the hardness can be up to 55 HRC after heat treatment.

Al(0.05–0.15%)

Mo(4.5–5.2%)

Co(8.5–9.5%)

Ti(0.6–0.8%)

Ni(17–19%)

Fe(balance)

Cu(≤0.5%)

C(≤0.03%)

Mn(≤0.1%)

Si(≤0.1%)

Cr(≤0.5%)

P(0.01%)

S (0.01%)

15-45μm

Mold manufacturing area (such as mold core with conformal cooling channel, etc.); Industrial components (such as functional sample, small-scale production parts, customized parts and spare parts).

Chrome-Cobalt AlloyA mix of pre-alloyed powders for printing parts in cobalt-chrome-molybdenum alloys. This type of high temperature alloy has excellent mechanical properties (strength, hardness, etc.), corrosion resistance and heat resistance.

Co(60–65%)

Cr(26–30%)

Mo(5–7%)

Fe(≤0.75%)

C(≤0.16%)

Ni(≤ 0.10%)

Si(≤1.0%)

Mn(≤1.0%)

15-45μm

Medical field (such as orthopedic implant, dental crown, bracket, etc.); Turbines and other aircraft engine parts, etc.; Fine parts (such as thin wall, pores, etc.).

Titanium Alloy Tc4It is a powder state of pre-alloyed  Ti6AlV4. This famous light alloy is characterized by good mechanical properties, strong corrosion resistance, light quality and good biological compatibility.

Al(5.5–6.5%)

V(3.5–4.5%)

Ti(balance)

C(≤ 0.08%)

O(≤ 0.13%)

Fe(≤ 0.25%)

other(≤0.4%)

15-45μm

Lightweight structures and components (such as structural parts and aircraft engine parts for aerospace, automotive parts, etc.); Orthopedics implants, surgical tools, guide plate, etc.

718--Nickel Base Alloy 718It is a powder state of high temperature nickel base alloy, is characterized by good aging resistance, tensile strength, high temperature strength and fracture strength under high temperature of 700 ° C. 718 alloys also have excellent corrosion resistance in different corrosive environments. This material is very suitable for high temperature applications.

Ni(50.0–55.0%)

Cr(17.0–21.0%)

Ti(0.65–1.15%)

Al(0.20–0.80%)

Mo(2.80–3.30%)

Nb+Ta(4.75–5.50%)

Cu(≤0.30%)

Mn(≤0.35%)

Si(≤0.35%)

P(≤0.015%)

S(≤0.015%)

Co(≤1.0%)

C(≤ 0.08%)

B(≤0.006%)

Fe(allowance)

15-45μm

Turbine components for air and land use; The rockets and aerospace parts.

Stainless Steel 316LAustenitic stainless steel 316L, with high strength and corrosion resistance, can down to low temperature from a wide temperature range, the steel overall performance is better than 310 and 304 stainless steel, 316L stainless steel also has good resistance performance to chloride erosion.

Mo(2.25–3%)

Fe(balance)

Cr(17–19%)

Ni(13–15%)

P(≤0.025%)

S(≤0.010%)

Cu(≤0.5%)

C(≤0.03%)

Si(≤0.1%)

N(≤0.1%)

Mn(≤2%)

15-45μm

Life/consumption (e.g. personal consumption products such as watches, jewelry, spectacle frame ,etc.); Industrial parts manufacturing (e.g., automobile manufacturing, industrial parts, ships, oil, marine industry, etc.).

Aluminum Alloy AlSi10mgA pre-alloyed aluminum powder, as a typical cast alloy, with good casting properties for thin wall and complex geometric design printing. This kind of alloy contains silicon/magnesium, which makes the strength and hardness enhanced significantly, and also has good dynamic characteristics.

Mg(0.2–0.45%)

Si(9.0–11.0%)

Al(balance)

Fe(≤0.55%)

Cu(≤0.05%)

Mn(≤0.45%)

Ni(≤0.05%)

Zn(≤0.10%)

Pb(≤0.05%)

Sn(≤0.05%)

Ti(≤0.15%)

15-53μm

Direct production of functional parts (such as small-scale production parts, customized spare parts or spare parts, aerospace parts, etc.); The parts with high thermal performance and light weight (such as auto racing parts, etc.).

Maraging Steel
Characteristics A powder-type martensitic hardening steel, which is characterized by high strength and toughness, is easy to be processed after forming, and the hardness can be up to 55 HRC after heat treatment.
Parameter/ Ingredient Al(0.05–0.15%)  Mo(4.5–5.2%)  Co(8.5–9.5%)  Ti(0.6–0.8%)  Ni(17–19%)   Fe(balance)  Cu(≤0.5%)  C(≤0.03%)  Mn(≤0.1%)  Si(≤0.1%)  Cr(≤0.5%)  P(0.01%)  S(0.01%)
Particle Size 15-45μm
Classical Application

Mold manufacturing area (such as mold core with conformal cooling channel, etc.); Industrial components (such as functional sample, small-scale production parts, customized parts and spare parts).

Chrome-Cobalt Alloy
Characteristics A mix of pre-alloyed powders for printing parts in cobalt-chrome-molybdenum alloys. This type of high temperature alloy has excellent mechanical properties (strength, hardness, etc.), corrosion resistance and heat resistance.
Parameter/ Ingredient Co(60–65%)  Cr(26–30%)  Mo(5–7%)  Fe(≤0.75%) C(≤0.16%)  Ni(≤ 0.10%)  Si(≤1.0%)  Mn(≤1.0%)
Particle Size 15-45μm
Classical Application

Medical field (such as orthopedic implant, dental crown, bracket, etc.); Turbines and other aircraft engine parts, etc.; Fine parts (such as thin wall, pores, etc.).

Characteristics It is a powder state of pre-alloyed Ti6AlV4. This famous light alloy is characterized by good mechanical properties, strong corrosion resistance, light quality and good biological compatibility.
Parameter/ Ingredient Al(5.5–6.5%)  V(3.5–4.5%)  Ti(balance)  C(≤ 0.08%)  O(≤ 0.13%)  Fe(≤ 0.25%)  其它(≤0.4%)
Particle Size 15-45μm
Classical Application

Lightweight structures and components (such as structural parts and aircraft engine parts for aerospace, automotive parts, etc.); Orthopedics implants, surgical tools, guide plate, etc.

Nickel Base Alloy 718
Characteristics It is a powder state of high temperature nickel base alloy, is characterized by good aging resistance, tensile strength, high temperature strength and fracture strength under high temperature of 700 ° C. 718 alloys also have excellent corrosion resistance in different corrosive environments. This material is very suitable for high temperature applications.
Parameter/ Ingredient Ni(50.0–55.0%)  Cr(17.0–21.0%)  Ti(0.65–1.15%)  Al(0.20–0.80%)  Mo(2.80–3.30%)  Nb+Ta(4.75–5.50%)  Cu(≤0.30%)  Mn(≤0.35%)  Si(≤0.35%)  P(≤0.015%)  S(≤0.015%)  Co(≤1.0%)  C(≤ 0.08%)  B(≤0.006%)  Fe(余量)
Particle Size 15-45μm
Classical Application

Turbine components for air and land use; The rockets and aerospace parts.

Stainless Steel 316L
Characteristics Austenitic stainless steel 316L, with high strength and corrosion resistance, can down to low temperature from a wide temperature range, the steel overall performance is better than 310 and 304 stainless steel, 316L stainless steel also has good resistance performance to chloride erosion.
Parameter/ Ingredient Mo(2.25–3%)  Fe(balance)  Cr(17–19%)  Ni(13–15%)  P(≤0.025%)  S(≤0.010%)  Cu(≤0.5%)  C(≤0.03%)  Si(≤0.1%)  N(≤0.1%)  Mn(≤2%)
Particle Size 15-45μm
Classical Application

Life/consumption (e.g. personal consumption products such as watches, jewelry, spectacle frame ,etc.); Industrial parts manufacturing (e.g., automobile manufacturing, industrial parts, ships, oil, marine industry, etc.).

Aluminum Alloy AlSi10mg
Characteristics A pre-alloyed aluminum powder, as a typical cast alloy, with good casting properties for thin wall and complex geometric design printing. This kind of alloy contains silicon/magnesium, which makes the strength and hardness enhanced significantly, and also has good dynamic characteristics.
Parameter/ Ingredient Mg(0.2–0.45%)  Si(9.0–11.0%)  Al(balance)  Fe(≤0.55%)  Cu(≤0.05%)  Mn(≤0.45%)  Ni(≤0.05%)  Zn(≤0.10%)  Pb(≤0.05%)  Sn(≤0.05%)  Ti(≤0.15%)
Particle Size 15-53μm
Classical Application

Direct production of functional parts (such as small-scale production parts, customized spare parts or spare parts, aerospace parts, etc.); The parts with high thermal performance and light weight (such as auto racing parts, etc.).