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Uniformity Labs Brings UniFuse IN718 Nickel Alloy for Laser Powder Bed Fusion

Engineering materials specialist Uniformity Labs (Uniformity) announces the availability of its UniFuse IN718 nickel alloy and optimized parameters for L-PBF printing.

Uniformity Labs has now designed High-Performance Scanning parameters for printing UniFuse IN718 60um layer thickness with lasers power at 400W. This achieved a 2.2X faster exposure time and superior, more uniform mechanical properties compared to competitors’ lower layer thickness scan strategies targeting best-in-class mechanical properties. This throughput improvement is typical for UniFuse™ IN718 builds.

The product release coincides with the independent, third-party material performance evaluation and validation tests for UniFuse IN718 conducted by Ajay Krishnan, research leader at EWI – Buffalo Manufacturing Works. Ajay will give a presentation titled – De-mystifying LPBF Throughput – at the upcoming Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference on March 22nd. His presentation will include some of his findings from his report. The full report can be found here.

The higher tap density and optimized particle size distribution create a highly uniform, denser powder bed, yielding repeatable part builds at the highest throughput. This enables customers utilizing Uniformity powders to produce parts with improved and repeatable mechanical properties, even while printing at significantly higher build rates, utilizing thicker build layers and the more efficient use of the L-PBF lasers.

“With UniFuse IN718, we deliver best-in-class mechanical properties, surface finish, printing yield, and part reliability with substantially increased throughput printing at 60um layer thickness,” said Uniformity founder and CEO Adam Hopkins. “This is significant for advancing AM as a viable pillar for industrial manufacturing and shows that our technology and process deliver on the promise of no compromise additive manufacturing.”

Uniformity Labs is addressing the industry challenge of achieving serial production in AM economically by developing and producing its highly advanced ultra-low porosity metal powder feedstock. Currently in production under the product brands UniFuse (for L-PBF) and UniJet (for binder jetting), and with its High-Performance Scanning strategies, Uniformity Labs has dramatically improved the ability to produce high-quality parts repeatedly and at scale – allowing additive manufacturing to become an increasingly better-established serial production tool.

This announcement follows the recent availability of a range of steel, aluminum, and titanium powders under the brand UniFuse for L-PBF and UniJet for binder jetting, with many others nearing availability.

Find out more about Uniformity Labs at uniformitylabs.com.

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