10/12/2015

NanoSteel Offers Steel Powder for Binder Jet 3D Printing

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Two new materials from NanoSteel are said to produce binder-jet parts that better resist wear and impact.

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NanoSteel offers BLDRmetal J-10 and J-11 steel powders for the commercial application of binder jet 3D printing. The materials are said to offer improved performance as the result of complex metallic phases that provide wear resistance and a steel matrix that delivers ductility and toughness.

The J-10 powder resists wear and impact in industrial components. When equivalently infiltrated, J-10 can provide greater elongation, wear and impact resistance than stainless steel, the company says. The J-11 material is designed for extreme wear, low-impact applications. According to the company, components made with this material can provide up to 10 times the wear resistance of an equivalently infiltrated stainless steel part.

The two materials are said to enable the additive manufacturing of high-complexity, lower-cost parts with improved wear performance. They are intended for use in industries such as oil and gas, tool and die, and energy for applications including drilling and pump components, molds, and dies. 

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