3D Printer Materials
Nickel powder is the most widely used one of the self-fluxing alloy powders. It has excellent comprehensive performance, corrosion resistance, oxidation resistance, heat resistance, low stress abrasive wear and good impact toughness. The melting point is low, the solid solution temperature range is wide, and it has strong wetting ability to various substrates and WC particles, and is easy to operate. Check this article for further information: Nickel Micron Powder
Excellent in self-fluxing, wettability and spray weldability. The spray-welded layer has high hardness, corrosion resistance, wear resistance and heat resistance, and is difficult to cut. It is suitable for wet grinding.
Titanium is used in its pure form when powdered for 3D printing. The application of titanium includes high-performance medical usage. It is best for manufacturing customized prostheses. It is also a good option for printing prototypes for aerospace, tooling and other industries. However, one must be very cautious when printing with powder titanium as it is very reactive and can even explode. The material can be utilized as 3D printing material with Powder Bed Fusion, Direct Metal Deposition, Binder Jetting 3D printing technologies.
Titanium powders are lightweight, strong and corrosion resistant and used in a wide range of today’s most demanding markets. Continuous development of titanium and other alloy powders has enabled Reading Alloys to expand into demanding markets such as coating powders for orthopedic medical devices, powder metallurgy and injection molding applications. These powders are supplied to meet medical ASTM F1580 chemistry requirements and are also suitable for use in traditional powder metallurgy.