Intelligent Layering®

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.

Technical Specifications

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

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

“Binder jetting is only being considered as a prototyping technology. Only 3DEO is in the running for serial production with metal AM.”

Fortune 500 Customer