Desktop Metal Releases Corrosion-Resistant Stainless Steel

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Desktop Metal’s 316L stainless steel, developed for the Studio System metal 3D printing system, offers corrosion resistance at extreme temperatures.


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Desktop Metal has launched 316L stainless steel for use in medical, extreme temperature, highly corrosive and marine-grade environments. Tailored to the company’s Studio System, a metal 3D printing system for prototyping and low volume production, the austentic steel is said to be corrosion resistant and offer optimal mechanical properties at extreme temperatures. 316L is said to be well-suited for applications in demanding industrial environments, including salt water in marine applications, caustic cleaners found in food processing environments, and chemicals in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

According to the company, the addition of 316L stainless steel enables engineers to 3D print metal parts for a variety of applications and iterate quickly on 316L prototypes. It is also said to aid in cost-effective production of end-use parts.

316L joins 17-4 PH stainless steel in the Studio System’s materials library. With more than 30 materials in development, Desktop Metal says it plans to introduce additional core metals to its portfolio throughout 2019, including tool steels, superalloys and copper.


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