ExOne adds 304L stainless steel to its materials offering for metal Additive Manufacturing

August 21, 2018

August 21, 2018

The ExOne Company, North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA, has added 304L stainless steel to its range of materials for metal Additive Manufacturing, both through its Production Service Center (PSC) and as a qualified material on its AM machines. Stainless steel 304L is the latest high density, single alloy material to be offered by ExOne.

The company has been offering 316L and 17-4PH as qualified materials through its PSC and to its machine customers since 2017. 304L is the most commonly used stainless steel and is suitable for applications in a wide range of industries due to its high durability, corrosion resistance, and low cost. Some common applications include components for appliances, marine, medical, kitchenware, fasteners and heat exchangers.

Rick Lucas, Chief Technology Officer at ExOne, stated, “The qualification of 304L further demonstrates ExOne’s leadership position in 3D printing of metal components for industrial applications. 304L is another example of our binder jet 3D printers being used to make high density, single alloy components for use in a multitude of industries.”

“By using the same metal powders that are used in the Metal Injection Moulding industry,” he continued, “we are able to quickly develop materials that meet MPIF (Metal Powder Industries Federation) Standard 35 and cost significantly less than parts produced using other 3D technologies such as Powder Bed Fusion technologies.”

ExOne will demonstrate parts produced in 304L at the upcoming IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show), September 10-15, Chicago, Illinois, USA.


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