Metal 3D Printing: Our new Stainless Steel 316 and our new finishes

Metal 3D printing: Discover our New Binder Jetting Stainless Steel 316 and our New Finishes

Posted By on Aug 30, 2017 | 0 comments

After Multi Jet Fusion PA12 and Flexible Plastic PEBA, we are here to bring you another good news. This time, a new metal 3D printing material is available at our online 3D printing service: Binder Jetting Stainless Steel 316. Curious about this new material, its benefits, its applications and the design guidelines to successfully 3D print your parts? Discover all the information you need to know about our brand-new Binder Jetting Stainless Steel 316.

 

Our Binder Jetting Stainless Steel 316 is available for all!

Our new material is composed of a 316 Stainless Steel alloy and has good mechanical properties. Using the Binder Jetting technology, Stainless Steel 316 is a perfect metal material to 3D print small-size parts.

According to the State of 3D Printing, complexity (9%) is one of the objectives of using metal 3D printing, therefore, if you are looking for a material that can handle complex shapes, Binder Jetting Stainless Steel 316 can be the perfect choice for you.

Stainless Steel 316 polished

 

Finishing options and shipping delay offered for Binder Jetting Stainless Steel 316

There are two finishing options available at our online 3D printing service: Raw and Polished. Your object with a raw finish will be sandblasted but not polished. Thus, the surface has a granular aspect and remains a bit rough. Moreover, you can obtain a smooth and shinier surface with the polishing option, but layers will still be visible, particularly on rounded objects.

Surface Stainless Steel 316

By the moment you upload your 3D file on our site, our platform calculates the cost of your 3D print automatically. Benefit from our 3D printing software tools such as hollowing, batch control, and the other software tools which can help reduce the cost of your 3D printing and optimize your parts.

3D printed parts with Stainless Steel 316 can be shipped worldwide, in approximately 16 days. The polishing option may need an extended processing time between 2-3 days on average.

 

What are the benefits and applications of the Binder Jetting Stainless Steel 316

Compared to the other metal 3D printing technologies, the Binder Jetting technology is known to be a less expensive 3D printing metal.

Since it has a strong resistance to corrosion and high-temperature resistance, Stainless Steel 316 material is a great material for molds, tooling and injection molding or to create strong parts that can be used for the consumer goods field.

Stainless Steel 316 ball

 

Some design tips to help you 3D print your parts with Stainless Steel 316

We use the M-Flex 3D printer to 3D print your parts.This printer allows to print with a layer thickness of 100 µm (0.004 in). It can 3D print with an accuracy of ± 2% for parts below 7.62 cm (3 in) and ± 3% for parts above this dimension.

Moreover, when you design your 3D objects in Stainless Steel 316, make sure to respect these maximum building sizes:

  • Minimum size: 6.4 x 6.4 x 6.4 mm (0.25 x 0.25 x 0.25 in)
  • Maximum size raw & unpolished: 160 x 65 x 65 mm

Learn more about the design guidelines and the technical specifications of our new Stainless Steel 316 material.

 

The new Black Damascus finish for Stainless Steel 420SS/BR

Have you tried 3D print your objects using Stainless Steel 420SS/BR? This material is composed of 60% of Stainless Steel and 40% of Bronze. Using the infiltration process which adds strength and resistance, it is a perfect metal 3D printing material for decorative objects and jewelry.

Now, 3D printing your objects with Stainless Steel 420SS/BR can be more interesting with the newest finish available: Damascus allows you to obtain a black metal 3D printed part.

Stainless Steel 420SS/BR damascus finish

Discover more about this new black Damascus finish in our Stainless Steel 420 SS/BR material page.

Our online 3D printing service also provides several metal 3D printing materials using different technologies, such as:

Upload your file now and experience metal 3D printing with Binder Jetting Stainless Steel 316!

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