24 March 2014
EOS, the industrial Additive Manufacturing solutions company, expanded its metal materials portfolio with the introduction of EOS Titanium Ti64ELI and EOS StainlessSteel 316L.
Parts built in EOS Titanium Ti64 have a chemical composition and mechanical properties corresponding to ASTM F136. Providing a high detail resolution, it can be processed on an EOSINT M 280 (400Watt) metal laser-sintering system. This light metal alloy shows an excellent corrosion resistance. Due to its biocompatibility and high grade of purity, it is particularly suited for the additive manufacturing of medical implants.
EOS StainlessSteel 316L stainless steel alloy has been optimised specifically for the processing on the EOSINT M 280 metal laser-sintering system. It shows a good corrosion resistance and a high ductility. Parts built from EOS StainlessSteel 316L have a chemical composition corresponding to ASTM F138. In the medical industry, this biocompatible alloy is particularly suited for surgical instruments, for endoscopic surgery, orthopaedics and implants.
The material is also a good choice for use in the watch and jewellery industry, where the designer benefits from extensive freedom of design. The material is also well suited for additive manufacturing applications such as spectacle frames, for functional elements in yachts, and for the manufacture of clamping elements or heat exchangers for the aerospace industry.