BASF Ultrafuse 316L Stainless Steel

Affordable, reliable, and quality metal 3D printing parts with Ultrafuse 316L Stainless Steel from BASF

Discover Ultrafuse 316L Stainless Steel

BASF Ultrafuse 316L filament

The Material

Ultrafuse stainless steel 316L is a new industrial-grade metal filament for professional uses. Created by BASF, Ultrafuse 316L filament is composed of 90% stainless steel and 10% polymer binder which allows it to be used in any FDM/FFF printer.

The material is characterized by its impressive mechanical properties and low cost of production, making it one of the most affordable materials for metal 3D printing.

The Printing Process

Ultrafuse 316L parts are printed with FDM/FFF technology from the specialized 90% metal/10% polymer filament created by BASF. The printed part is in a “green state” and must undergo a debinding process to remove the polymer binding agent. After debinding, the part is relatively porous and requires a sintering process to produce a solid, dense part. While the sintered part is ready for use, additional post-processing is possible to create the desired surface quality with polishing, milling, heat-treatment, and coating.

BASF Ultrafuse 316L pipe infill 2
BASF Ultrafuse 316L tool holder

The Benefits

Ultrafuse 316L is an affordable and easy to use metal 3D printing solution for mechanical and functional parts. Stainless steel 316L is corrosion resistant, strong, and robust. The finished part is reliable and ready to withstand repeated stress.

Due to its affordability, Ultrafuse 316L is a great option for prototyping and also series production of functional, end-use parts.

The Applications

Stainless steel 316L parts are ideal for tooling, jigs and fixtures, molds, and other functional parts where durability and resistance are important.

Ultrafuse 316L is a great solution for medical, automotive, or aerospace industries to create functional prototypes and series production.

BASF Ultrafuse 316L mold test piece

Design Guidelines

Standard layer thickness: 150 µm

100 x 100 x 100 mm

Minimum wall thickness 0.8mm – With a 1:6 ratio

Minimum height and width details

Embossed: 0.5 mm 

Engraved: 0.5 mm

Enclosed parts? Not recommended

Interlocking parts? Not recommended

Assembly? No

Files with Multiple Objects? No

It is not possible to print a 3D file containing several objects, that’s why we cannot accept files that contain clusters of multiple objects. Though, if you wish to purchase more than one identical parts, you can select the number of parts you want to order during the checkout. The more parts you order, the lower your price per part gets.

You can also use our online tools and see our tricks and tips on how to reduce your 3D printing price.

To get more information on your metal additive manufacturing service, you can contact our qualified sales team.

Technical Documentation

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