Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing

Metal powder for Additive Manufacturing applications and components

POWDER DEVELOPMENT

Our Additive Manufacturing metal powders are developed and manufactured by the global steel market leaders BÖHLER and UDDEHOLM in dedicated powder manufacturing plants in Kapfenberg (Austria) and Hagfors (Sweden).

Drawing on our long history of producing high quality alloy steels for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas, and Automotive industries, we ensure our AM powders are manufactured to the highest quality standards and designed perform at the highest levels of performance.

We do more than just produce AM powders.  Our test laboratories design our powders specifically for 3D printing at our voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centers and for use by our customers in a range of OEM printing systems.

 

POWDER PRODUCTION

Our Additive Manufacturing metal powders are produced from the highest quality raw materials produced in our own European steel mills, ensuring full traceability through the manufacturing process.

Our powders are produced using latest vacuum induction melting and atomization techniques, with analysis and testing performed in-house at our state of the art metallurgical laboratories.

 

POWDER PORTFOLIO

Our material portfolio goes beyond standard material grades commonly used in Additive Manufacturing applications.  We develop dedicated high performance steel and nickel alloy materials for use in specific industry applications such as High Pressure Die Casting and Plastic Injection Molding.

All of our AM powders are available in particle size ranges to suit both Laser Powder Bed (15-45μm) and Laser Powder Deposition (45-90μm) technologies.

 

 

UDDEHOLM AM CORRAX

Patented

The ultimate choice for tools where superior corrosion resistance and high hardness are needed. These properties makes it suitable demanding applications such as molds for medical parts, and corrosive plastics such as PVC.

This material has excellent polishability, which makes it the ideal choice for 3D printed Plastic Injection Molding tooling inserts.

 

Spec

PSD 20-50μm & 50-150μm

Achievable hardness of approx 50 HRC.

Datasheet

AM CORRAX

BÖHLER AMPO M789

Patent

A newly developed maraging steel, which combines the mechanical properties of 1.2709 with the corrosion resistance of 17-4PH. This grade can easily printed without any preheating.

This material has excellent polishability, which makes it the ideal choice for 3D printed Plastic Injection Molding tooling inserts.

 

Specs

PSD 15-45μm & 45-90μm

Achievable hardness of approx 52 HRC.

Datasheet

M789

BÖHLER AMPO W360

Patent

The powder equivalent of the W360 ISOBLOC. Due to its chemical composition, the material belongs to the product group of premium hot work tool steels.

This material has high temperature wear resistance, heat resistance and toughness, making it an excellent choice for 3D printed High Pressure Die Casting tooling inserts and an alternative to H11 & H13.

 

Specs

PSD 15-45μm & 45-90μm

Achievable hardness of up to 57 HRC.

Datasheet

W360

BÖHLER AMPO E185

Patent

Low alloyed steel with easy printability. Allows the possibility for surface treatments (e.g. case hardening or nitriding) was developed especially for the demands of the 3D printing industry.

The material shows an excellent combination of strength and toughness.

 

Specs

PSD 15-45μm & 45-90μm

 

Datasheet

E185

BÖHLER AMPO L625

UNS N06625 / 2.4856

Non-magnetic, corrosion and scale-resistant nickel-base alloy (Inconel 625). High toughness and strength from the lowest temperatures up to 1000 °C.

 

Specs

PSD 15-45μm & 45-90μm

Datasheet

L625

BÖHLER AMPO L718

UNS N07718 / 2.4668

Hardenable nickel-base super alloy (Inconel 718). Heat-resistant material shows good strength properties at elevated temperatures up to 750 ° C, and excellent creep resistance up to 700 ° C.

 

Specs

PSD 15-45μm & 45-90μm

Datasheet

L718

BÖHLER AMPO L718 API

API Approved

Hardenable nickel-base super alloy (Inconel 718). Heat-resistant material shows good strength properties at elevated temperatures up to 750 ° C, and excellent creep resistance up to 700 ° C.

 

Specs

PSD 15-45μm & 45-90μm

 

Datasheet

L718 API

 

BÖHLER AMPO N700

17-4 PH / 1.4542

Precipitation hardening nickel martensitic steel (17-4 PH). This material has excellent corrosion resistance and can be printed easily without additional heating of the platform or chamber.

 

Specs

PSD 15-45μm & 45-90μm

Achievable hardness of 40 HRC.

Datasheet

N700

 

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