BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Desktop Metal, Inc. (NYSE: DM), a global leader in additive manufacturing technologies for mass production, today announced that nickel alloy Inconel 625 (IN625) has been qualified on the Shop System, the world’s best-selling metal binder jetting system, making the material a qualified material across its entire portfolio.
In total, IN625 is now qualified for:
Production System™ models, including the P-1 and P-50, metal binder jetting systems designed for high-speed, high-volume production, featuring proprietary Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) technology. Offers high yield and low part costs in a wide range of materials.
Shop System, an off-the-shelf, turnkey binder jetting 3D printing system that cuts costs, shortens lead times and increases revenue for machine shops.
X-Series models, such as the InnoventX, an entry-level system, and the X25Pro, a mid-size binder jetting system featuring Triple ACT (advanced compaction technology) technology for low to medium volume.
Studio System™ 2, a turnkey Bound Metal Deposition™ (BMD) platform that offers customers the easiest way to print high-performance, low-volume metal parts for pre-production and in-use applications final. A two-step printing and sintering process.
In total, Desktop Metal systems now offer users 18 qualified materials, including stainless steels, tool steels, nickel alloys, precious metals, copper, and more. 12 other materials are available for printing by R&D professionals or in development for qualification, including 6061 aluminum and titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V (Ti64).
“Manufacturers looking to produce complex geometries in the IN625 now have a one-stop-shop for efficient Additive Manufacturing 2.0 production,” said Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “IN625 is a very difficult material to machine, but our technology makes it really easy. We are proud of the work our world-renowned materials and process teams have done to ensure this popular material can be offered in the our entire portfolio.
IN625 for high strength and high performance flexibility
IN625 is a high performance nickel alloy known for its high levels of strength, temperature resistance and corrosion resistance, making it a popular material choice for applications in the aerospace industries, chemical processing and offshore energy.
However, the strength of IN625 is also what makes it a difficult and expensive material to machine into complex shapes. The process usually requires a skilled machinist and special CNC cutting tools, strategies and coolants to shape. It is not uncommon for cutting tools to be broken or bent when milling Inconel or for the material to warp when the outer layer hardens too quickly in response to machining.
Producing IN625 parts with additive manufacturing is fast, safe and more cost effective than subtractive machining from stock for this class of material. Users can directly print and sinter final end-use parts or near-net-shaped parts that can be easily precision machined for key surfaces.
To learn more about Desktop Metal materials or view IN625 material data sheets in our portfolio, visit www.desktopmetal.com/materials.
About Desktop Metal
Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is accelerating manufacturing transformation with a broad portfolio of 3D printing solutions from rapid prototyping to mass production. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost and quality to make additive manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the World’s 30 Most Promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum and named to MIT Technology Review’s 50 Smartest Companies list. For more information, visit www.desktopmetal.com.
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