3D printing materials
3D printing in Aluminum
3D printing metal parts is the same process as printing with other materials. It involves layering a power infused with an aluminum alloy which is solidified with a laser.
SLM Aluminum Materials
Aluminum printing is best used for parts that require high-accuracy, durability, and stiffness.
|Applications||aluminum printing can be used in many industries, including medical devices such as braces, as well as artistic works|
|Lead Time||20+ business days|
|Wall Thickness||1 mm|
|Max part size||400mm x 320mm x 320mm|
|Layer height||50 µm – 200 µm|
SLM Aluminum AlSi10Mg
SLM Aluminum AlSi10Mg is a material that is highly resistant to corrosion and is very durable. It is also thermal conductive, has excellent mechanical properties, and is lightweight. It is optimal for use in medical, technical, and consumer products. It can even be used as a medium in artwork. Click the link below to learn more.
FAQ 1: What resolution are your prints?
Our prints have a layer thickness of 80 microns in MJF and 120 microns in SLS.
FAQ 2: What types of printers do you use?
We print with HP MJF 4200 and 5210 machines, as well as EOS P396, P770, and XYZ 230 machines.
FAQ 3: What types of finishes do you offer?
We offer raw, tumbled, polished, and vapor polished finishes on our parts.
FAQ 4: Does tumbling, polishing, or vapor polishing affect the dimensions of my parts?
Tumbling, polishing, or vapor polishing finishes may affect the final dimensions of your parts by 0.05mm.
FAQ 5: Do you offer rush production?
Rush production is available for MJF PA12, SLS PA12, and SLS PA2200. However, you must have your orders in by 2:00 MST in order to start printing the same day. If you order comes in after 2:00 MST, your rush production order will be delayed by one business day. You can select rush production on our quote page.
FAQ 6: What is your most flexible material?
Our TPU with a shore hardness of 86A is the most flexible material we have.
FAQ 7: What type of files can you print off of?
We can print off almost any CAD file type. We prefer .STL files.