Global provider of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) metals and polymers, EOS GmbH, has released four news metal AM materials for 3D-printing. EOS StainlessSteel CX, EOS Aluminium AlF357, EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 5, and EOS Titanium Ti64 Grade 23 have been tailored to suit a broad array of applications, ranging from automotive, medical, and aerospace applications.
EOS offers comprehensive data on the material properties of all four metals – such as the number of test specimens on which the mechanical properties are based on – as well as detailed scanning electron microscope (SEM) images that provide an insight into the material quality.
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The company is providing documentation and transparency for aerospace and automotive industry customers to easily compare the benefits of selective laser melting (SLM) – also known as direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) – against traditional manufacturing technologies and other 3D-printing technologies. Such data and openness are a requirement for the use of additive manufacturing (AM) in series production.
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