3D printer manufacturer SLM Solutions has announced a collaboration with the Danish Technological Institute (DTI). Together, they plan to develop new parameters for SLM machines and the NXG XII 600 3D printing system.
DTI is developing faster process parameters for 316L stainless steel and CuCr1Zr copper alloy with the SLM280 2.0 to support cost-effective productions. The material development collaboration enables new applications for advanced components where electrical and thermal conductivity are critical.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with DTI on high-productivity solutions for 316L and CuCr1Zr. DTI will follow the SLM Solutions standards of material development and qualification, enabling us to provide material parameters of the same high quality as any other new SLM material parameter,” said Christoph Wangenheim, Head of Additive Material Products & Development at SLM Solutions.
“The collaboration with SLM Solutions is extremely interesting for us. With SLM Solutions’ expertise in special alloys for additive manufacturing, this collaboration gives us a unique insight into future possibilities,” says Ellen M. J. Hedegaard, Business Manager at DTI.
The development allows printing of the copper alloy CuCr1Zr in different layer thicknesses and creates new business opportunities. CuCr1Zr exhibits high electrical conductivities at up to 300 MPa tensile strength after heat treatment. SLM Solutions’ 316L stainless steel is an austenitic high chromium steel that is easy to process and is used in applications with good mechanical strength and corrosion resistance. DTI is developing faster process parameters for 316L stainless steel to print components at a lower price.
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