Nickel Alloy Inconel 625 is the latest Additive Manufacturing material qualified for Desktop Metal’s Studio System

Nickel Alloy Inconel 625 is a very trending material especially in applications related to the aerospace, chemical processing, and offshore energy industries. Its is acknowledged for delivering strength and its ability to withstand temperature and corrosion.

Here is the thing, its strength is also what makes it a difficult and expensive material to machine into complex shapes. The process typically requires a skilled machinist and special CNC cutting tools, strategies and coolants to shape. It’s not uncommon for cutting tools to be broken or deformed when milling Inconel stock or for the material to deform when the outer layer hardens too quickly in response to machining.

With a recent qualification for use on Studio System, a metal 3D printing platform that is based on a proprietary Bound Metal Deposition™ (BMD) technology, AM company Desktop Metal now provides its customers the ability to print high-performance metal parts in low volumes for pre-production and end-use applications.

As a reminder, with the Studio System, operators deal with a two-step process that eliminates loose powders and dangerous lasers commonly associated with metal 3D printing. The manufatcuring package consists of a printer and furnace, that enable in-house low volume production of a wide range of complex geometries with desired surface finish and high-performance mechanical properties.

This brings the total number of materials available for its metal extrusion 3D printing system to eight. The other materials include titanium alloy Ti6Al4V (Ti64), copper, 4140, two tool steels (H13 and D2), and two stainless steels (17-4PH and 316L).

The Studio System 2, which features our streamlined and easy-to-use two-step process, remains the most flexible metal 3D printer in its class,” said Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “It’s never been more important for manufacturers to have the agility of on-site, on-demand metal production, and the Studio System is a perfect gateway into metal 3D printing for production. Adding IN625 to the portfolio only amplifies the flexibility of this proven system.”

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