New SLM 3D printing technique can produce strong, ductile stainless steel parts

New SLM 3D printing technique can produce strong, ductile stainless steel parts

A joint research team from the UK, Sweden, and China has developed a new stainless steel SLM 3D printing technique that results in high levels of strength and ductility. The process could be used to make heavy-duty parts for the aerospace and automotive sectors. While users of plastic 3D printers have found plenty of success printing rubbery and stretchy objects using flexible 3D printer filaments , achieving ductility in the metal 3D printing world has proven rather more difficult. The general outlook seems to be that one can’t additively manufacture a metal part that has high levels of both […]

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