SLM Solutions Metal Powder & Material Parameters – qualified.
 

For every SLM® machine, we offer qualified material parameters, which are the outcome of a careful material selection and parameter validation process, specifically designed for the material desired for manufacturing.

Selecting a suitable powder material is a strong foundation for a successful parameter development. For this purpose, we only work together with audited partners, corresponding to our own standards. In order to guarantee compliance to our specifications, our own quality inspection additionally checks every internally and externally used metal powder batch according to our high standards.

These thorough steps on powder selection and qualification lead to an ideal starting point for our parameter development engineers. Every single parameter is the result of research, long-time experience and qualified test results, which are published in our material data sheets.

We provide precisely engineered parameters matching every offered material for SLM® machines, which enables additive manufacturing of high-quality components designated for technical applications. The characteristic values confirm exactly this: using both SLM Solutions metal powder and material parameters lead to constant, very good properties, also in the overlap area during the parallel usage of several lasers.

Metal powder and material parameters by SLM Solutions are consequently the perfect complement for your SLM® machine for additive manufacturing.

AI-based Alloys

  • AI-based Alloy AlSi10Mg

    SLM Solutions' AlSi10Mg is an aluminum-based alloy that is widely used in the additive manufacturing industry for production of functional parts as well as prototypes. AlSi10Mg is often used in applications requiring good mechanical properties and low weight.

    Material characteristics

    • Very good corrosion resistance
    • Good electrical conductivity
    • High dynamic toughness
    • Excellent thermal conductivity

    Typical application areas

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Engineering
    • Heat exchangers
  • AI-based Alloy AlSi7Mg0.6

    SLM Solutions' AlSi7Mg0.6 is an aluminum-based alloy, which is often used in applications requiring excellent thermal conductivity, good corrosion resistance or tolerance to strain.

    Material characteristics

    • Good electrical conductivity
    • Excellent SLM® processability
    • Good corrosion resistance
    • Good tolerance against strain
    • Excellent thermal conductivity

    Typical application areas

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Heat exchangers
    • Research
    • Prototyping
  • AI-based Alloy AlSi9Cu3

    SLM Solutions' AlSi9Cu3 is an aluminum-, silicon-, and copper-based alloy. AlSi9Cu3 is used in applications requiring good high temperature strength, low density, and good corrosion resistance.

    Material characteristics

    • Excellent SLM® processability
    • Good electrical conductivity
    • Good high temperature strength
    • High thermal conductivity

    Typical application areas

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Heat exchangers
    • Research
    • Prototyping

NI-BASED ALLOYS

  • Ni-based Alloy HX

    SLM Solutions' HX is a nickel-based alloy with high contents of chromium, molybdenum, and iron. HX is an important alloy for high temperature applications in corrosive environments for a number of industries.

    Material characteristics

    • High strength
    • Good ductility
    • Excellent oxidation resistance at high temperatures
    • High creep strength up to 850 °C

    Typical application areas

    • Aerospace
    • Energy
    • Chemical industry
    • Turbine parts
  • Ni-based Alloy IN625

    SLM Solutions' IN625 is a precipitation-hardenable nickel-based material alloyed with chromium, molybdenum, and niobium. IN625 is a typical material for construction of aircraft engine components with service temperatures below 650 °C.

    Material characteristics

    • High strength
    • Good ductility
    • Excellent creep rupture strength below 700 °C
    • Excellent corrosion resistance

    Typical application areas

    • Aerospace
    • Energy
    • Chemical industry
    • Turbine parts
  • Ni-based Alloy IN718

    SLM Solutions' IN718 is a precipitation-hardenable nickel-chromium-alloy. With excellent tensile, fatigue, creep, and rupture strengths up to 700 °C, IN718 is an important alloy for production of components for aircraft engines, (gas) turbines, and other high temperature applications.

    Material characteristics

    • High strength
    • Good ductility
    • Excellent mechanical properties up to 700 °C
    • Excellent oxidation resistance

    Typical application areas

    • Aerospace
    • Energy
    • Chemical industry
    • Turbine parts
  • Ni-based Alloy IN939

    SLM Solutions' IN939 is a highly alloyed material containing amounts of chromium, cobalt, titanium, tungsten, aluminum, tantalum, and niobium. Owing to IN939's high temperature mechanical properties, the alloy is widely used in turbine component construction.

    Material characteristics

    • High strength
    • Good ductility
    • Excellent high temperature mechanical properties up to 700 °C
    • Excellent oxidation resistance

    Typical application areas

    • Aerospace
    • Energy
    • Chemical industry
    • Turbine parts

TI-BASED ALLOYS

  • Ti-based Alloy TiAl6V4 ELI (Grade 23)

    SLM Solutions' titanium alloy TiAl6V4 ELI (Grade 23) is the high purity version of TiAl6V4 (Grade 5), the most widely used titanium-based alloy in the world. Due to its high strength, low density, and good corrosion resistance, TiAl6V4 is highly suited for production parts in the aerospace and automotive industries as well as in biomedical applications.

    Material characteristics

    • Good corrosion resistance
    • High specific strength
    • High cycle fatigue strength
    • High toughness

    Typical application areas

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Medical
    • Energy
  • Ti-based Alloy Ti (Grade 2)

    SLM Solutions' Ti (Grade 2) is a commercially pure titanium grade with excellent biocompatibility and good mechanical properties. Ti (Grade 2) is widely used in many different applications that require excellent corrosion resistance, strength, ductility, and low density.

    Material characteristics

    • Excellent biocompatibility
    • Excellent corrosion resistance to sea water
    • Good ductility
    • Moderate strength

    Typical application areas

    • Medical
    • Aerospace
    • Energy
    • Chemical / Petrochemical
    • Heat exchanger

CO-BASED ALLOYS

  • Co-based Alloy CoCr28Mo6

    SLM Solutions' CoCr28Mo6 is a cobalt, chromium, and molybdenum alloy with versatile applications. Owing to its exceptional biocompatibility, CoCr28Mo6 is used in the medical industry for the production of implants and prostheses. The material is also used to produce components for application in high temperature environments such as jet-engines.

    Material characteristics

    • Exceptional biocompatibility
    • Heat resistant
    • Resistance to thermal fatigue
    • Oxidation resistance

    Typical application areas

    • Medical
    • Aerospace
    • Energy
    • Turbine parts
  • Co-based Alloy SLM MediDent

    SLM Solutions' SLM MediDent is a cobalt, chromium, molybdenum, and tungsten alloy especially designed for application in the dental industry. SLM MediDent is used primarily for the production of biocompatible dental implants and prostheses.

    Material characteristics

    • Biocompatible
    • Corrosion resistant

    Typical application areas

    • Dental
    • Medical

Fe-based Alloys

  • Fe-based Alloy 316L (1.4404)

    SLM Solutions' stainless steel 316L is an austenitic high chromium steel with excellent processability on SLM Solutions' additive manufacturing machines. 316L is often used in applications requiring good mechanical properties and excellent corrosion resistance, especially in chloride environments.

    Material characteristics

    • Very good corrosion resistance
    • High strength under elevated temperatures
    • High ductility

    Typical application areas

    • Aerospace / Automotive
    • Surgical instruments
    • Food industry
    • Offshore installations
  • Fe-based Alloy 15-5PH (1.4540)

    SLM Solutions' 15-5PH is a martensitic precipitation-hardening stainless steel that has excellent processability on SLM Solutions' additive manufacturing machines. 15-5PH is suitable for applications requiring high strength and hardness combined with moderate corrosion resistance. The alloy is the ferrite-free version of 17-4PH.

    Material characteristics

    • Precipitation-hardenable
    • Excellent tensile strength
    • Moderate corrosion resistance

    Typical application areas

    • Aerospace
    • Medical
    • Chemical / Petrochemical
    • Paper / Metalworking industries
  • Fe-based Alloy 17-4PH (1.4542)

    SLM Solutions' 17-4PH is a martensitic precipitation-hardening stainless steel. 17-4PH is suitable for applications requiring high strength and hardness combined with moderate corrosion resistance.

    Material characteristics

    • Precipitation-hardenable
    • Excellent tensile strength
    • Moderate corrosion resistance

    Typical application areas

    • Aerospace
    • Medical
    • Chemical / Petrochemical
    • Paper / Metalworking industries
  • Fe-based Alloy 1.2709

    SLM Solutions' 1.2709 is a maraging tool steel with a high content of alloyed nickel and some molybdenum. 1.2709 is suitable for many tooling and high performance applications that require both high strength and toughness.

    Material characteristics

    • Martensitic hardening
    • High toughness
    • High tensile strength
    • Good properties up to ca. 400 °C

    Typical application areas

    • Injection moulding
    • Engineering parts
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace
  • Fe-based Alloy H13 (1.2344)

    SLM Solutions' H13 (1.2344) is a chromium containing martensitic tool steel. This material is used in tooling applications that require exceptional strength and toughness.

    Material characteristics

    • High tensile strength
    • Moderate corrosion resistance
    • Resistant to thermal fatigue cracking

    Typical application areas

    • Injection moulding
    • Tooling
  • Fe-based Alloy Invar 36®

    SLM Solutions' Fe-alloy Invar 36® is a high nickel containing steel that has a uniquely low coefficient of thermal expansion below its Curie temperature of 280 °C. Invar 36® is used in components that require a high dimensional stability over a wide range of temperatures.

    Material characteristics

    • Low coefficient of thermal expansion below its Curie temperature of 280 °C
    • Excellent mechanical properties at cryogenic temperatures
    • Low tendency to fatigue at low temperatures

    Typical application areas

    • Aerospace
    • Valves in engines
    • Precision instruments

Cu-based Alloy

  • Cu-based Alloy CuSn10

    SLM Solutions' bronze CuSn10 is a copper-tin alloy with a high elongation and medium hardness. Bronze is characterized by good wear properties and resistance to atmospheric corrosion and cavitation in sea water. Typical applications include components and housings for devices in marine environments.

    Material characteristics

    • Good mechanical properties
    • Resistance to cavitation in sea water
    • Good corrosion resistance
    • Good thermal conductivity

    Typical application areas

    • Maritime applications
    • Heat exchangers