Production Metal 3D Printing with 3DEO
Intelligent Layering® is 3DEO’s proprietary, patented metal 3D printing technology. For the first time in metal 3D printing, 3DEO is winning high-volume production orders versus CNC machining and metal injection molding (MIM).
We don’t sell our printers. Instead, we use them to make end-use components. We do this to ensure world-class material properties, reduce the burden of getting started, and dramatically lower the final part cost.
3DEO is a one-stop-shop for small, precision stainless steel parts. Our material properties exceed MPIF Standard 35, the widely accepted MIM standard.
Material Properties Exceed MPIF Standard 35, the MIM Standard
- Component Mass: up to 250g
- Dimensions: About 3″ x 3″ x 3″ – smaller is more cost effective
- Tolerance: +/- 0.002″ as printed; better with post processing
- Density: 99.5%+
- Production Quantities: 100 – 10,000 units / month
Secondary Operations: We offer a variety of secondary operations, including heat treating, vibratory deburring, sizing/coining, machining, and steam treating.
Quality Control & Metallurgical Inspection: Complete mechanical testing facility including: optical metallographic equipment, vision system measuring center, CMM, optical comparator, micro-hardness and apparent hardness testers, gear checker, surface roughness testers, humidity chamber, conductivity meter.
Production Material: 17-4PH
- Tensile Strength 191,000 PSI*
- Yield Strength 170,000 PSI*
- Elongation 4% per inch
- Density 7.68 g/cc
- Apparent Hardness 42 HRC (HT)
- Recommendations: Precipitation hardening stainless steel used in medical, surgical, aerospace and defense products. It has better corrosion resistance than the 400 series stainless steels because of low carbon content. A range of properties and hardness can be achieved through modifications of the aging temperature during heat treatment.
Benefits of 17-4PH Stainless Steel
- Optimum corrosion resistance
- Good weldability
- High tensile strength
- Good formability
- High hardness
- Guaranteed to exceed MPIF Standard 35
Other Material Possibilities
- Inconel, nickel superalloy
- Tool steels
- Low-alloy steels
- Soft magnetic alloys
- Controlled-expansion alloys
- Tungsten carbide
- Tungsten heavy alloy
- Bronze, copper and brass