XJet adds 17-4PH stainless steel to its range of materials

MaterialsNews
June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

Surgical forceps produced pre-assembled, unpolished with XJet metal AM (XJet)
Surgical forceps produced pre-assembled, unpolished with XJet metal AM (XJet)

XJet, based in Rehovot, Israel, has announced the addition of 17-4PH stainless steel to its portfolio of materials for metal Additive Manufacturing. 17-4PH, offering high hardness and tensile strength, has been introduced to expand industrial applications across a range of sectors including medical devices and surgical instruments, aerospace and defence, oil & gas filtration, and high-precision tooling and manufacturing.

Utilising a new soluble support material, based on XJet’s proprietary NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ) technology, results in the rapid processing of 17-4PH. The new support material reportedly maximises the freedom of design and shortens the automated end-to-end manufacturing process of metal additively manufactured parts, whilst further improving NPJ’s surface roughness and accuracy.

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“The time and labour savings gained with XJet technology cannot be understated,” XJet CBO Andy Middleton stated. “And that’s due to the minimal post-processing requirement. With the new solution for 17-4PH, support materials can be removed in down to six hours – a stark contrast to other AM processes.”

“Another radical advantage of XJet’s new offer is its ability to create complex inner cavities that no other technology, additive or otherwise, can achieve,” Middleton added. “This innovation enables pre-assembly – particularly useful for a lot of medical device applications – and offers true design freedom. Where part assemblies are too demanding and time consuming for traditional technologies, XJet is the answer.”

XJet Carmel 1400M AM machine is now suited for use with 17-14PH stainless steel (Courtesy XJet)
XJet Carmel 1400M AM machine is now suited for use with 17-14PH stainless steel (Courtesy XJet)

“17-4PH enables us to effectively collaborate with industry leaders to produce cutting-edge end-use parts at unique designs, quality and speeds that their respective industries will not have seen before,” said Middleton. “By increasing our customers potential, we aim to reshape the way each industry approaches the manufacturing of complex pieces.”

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