Fraunhofer Researchers Find Way to Make Harder 3D-Printed Metals

Published by , October 23, 2018 1:23 pm

(Engineering.com) Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) researchers have found a way to make much harder 3D prints in metal. Fraunhofer’s IKTS experiments have revealed that by using much smaller metal particles in the composite filament they can achieve harder metal 3D-prints.
Dr. Johannes Pötschke of IKTS says: “The filaments can be used as semi-finished products in standard printers and, for the first time, make it possible to print hardmetals with a very low metal binder content of only eight percent and a fine grain size below 0.8 micrometers and thus allow extremely hard components with up to 1700 HV10.”

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