Intelligent Layering®

Production Metal 3D Printing

Intelligent Layering® is 3DEO’s proprietary, patented metal 3D printing technology. For the first time in metal 3D printing, 3DEO’s technology is cost competitive with CNC machining and metal injection molding (MIM). Our part properties exceed MPIF Standard 35, the widely accepted MIM standard.

We don’t sell our printers. Instead, we use them to make finished parts for our customers. 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, complex stainless steel components. It’s time to realize the benefits of Moldless Manufacturing™.

Technical Specifications

Meets traditional industry specifications (MPIF 35)

  • Component Mass: up to 100g (1″ cube)
  • Dimensions: up to 25mm (~1″)
  • Tolerance: +/- 0.003 in/in (or better with post-processing)
  • Density: 99%+
  • Production Quantities: 100 – 10,000 units / month

Manufacturing Capabilities

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.

Materials

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
  • Impermeable
  • High hardness
  • Guaranteed to exceed MPIF Standard 35
  • Magnetic

Other Material Possibilities

  • 316L
  • Inconel, nickel superalloy
  • Cobalt-chome
  • Titanium
  • Tool steels
  • Low-alloy steels
  • Soft magnetic alloys
  • Controlled-expansion alloys
  • Tungsten carbide
  • Tungsten heavy alloy
  • Bronze, copper and brass

Contact us to get started.

We can work with you to get you a quote or develop your new product.