Stainless Steel Materials
Expert Metallurgy Built In
Stainless steel materials utilized by the Studio System leverage bulk sintering to achieve parts with high densities and reliable performance. Everything from the particle distribution size within each rod to the design of the cartridges and extruder mechanisms supports a faster, easier, and safer workflow for printing high-quality metal parts in-house and on-demand. Learn more about your metal 3D printing material options with the Studio System!
Studio System Materials
17-4 PH Stainless Steel
17-4 PH is a martensitic precipitation – hardened stainless steel. It’s known for its corrosion resistance and high levels of strength and hardness, especially when heat treated. 17-4 can be heat treated to a variety of hardness and toughness levels, allowing users to customize post-sintering properties of the alloy to suit a wide variety of applications, including: manufacturing machinery, chemical processing, food processing, pump components, valving, and jigs & fixtures.
316L Stainless Steel
316L is a molybdenum-bearing, fully-austenitic stainless steel. It’s known for its excellent corrosion resistance—for example, it’s resistance to pitting corrosion—and mechanical properties at both high and low temperatures. The ability to use 316L with the Studio System’s extrusion-based metal 3D printing process (Bound Metal Deposition™) makes it easy for designers and engineers to print 316L parts on-demand in their office or lab.