Stainless Steel Powder is a high-performance metal powder that is used in a variety of industries including 3d printing. It is a versatile material that can be printed with a range of additive manufacturing processes and can be manufactured in either gas or water atomization methods.
304 Stainless Steel Powder is a high-performance steel that has a wide range of applications in many different fields, including oil and gas, marine, aerospace and medical industries. This alloy is highly corrosive resistant and has a high degree of surface finish and oxidation resistance.
17-4 Stainless Steel Powder is a popular choice for 3D printing as it offers a strong strength to weight ratio. It also resists corrosion and can be heat treated to improve its properties.
Tool Steels are widely used in the industrial and commercial sectors as they provide the necessary hardness, abrasion and wear resistance that allows them to be used for cutting, grinding, stamping or forming. Typically, there are three types of tool steels: A series, D series and H series.
Martensitic Stainless Steels are a group of stainless steels that have much greater strength than austenitic steels, but less flexibility and brittleness than 316L. They are most commonly found in aircraft, medical and other areas where a high strength to weight ratio is important.
In a recent study, researchers were able to 3D-print a particular 17-4 PH steel alloy that has a crystal structure called martensite. By mapping out the atomic arrangement of the material during the print process, they were able to identify compositions that resulted in a steel that exhibited similar strength and performance to that of conventionally manufactured steel. The findings could help manufacturers find the right steel alloy for their specific needs and allow them to take advantage of new 3D printing capabilities without having to change their existing manufacturing processes.