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3D Printing with Binder Jetting

Binder Jetting (BJ) can produce small details in metal with very high detail. The process binds metal powder to the shape of the part and is then sintered into a fully solid metal part without pores. The result in terms of the material properties is thus very similar to the properties you get through traditional sintering of metal, but through Binder Jetting you can get completely different types of geometries. After sintering, the 3D printed parts can be polished in various ways to achieve the desired finish. Another method of 3D printing in metal is DMLS.

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Materials for 3D Printing - BJ

Stainless steel, 316L

316L is an austenitic stainless steel based on the AISI 316L standard. Its composition ensures high corrosion resistance where molybdenum adds to resistance in chloride environments. It offers excellent elongation and ductility, as well as being non-magnetic. It is used in a wide range of application areas from dental/medical through consumer electronics and aerospace to designer items.
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Good strength at moderately elevated temperatures
  • Responds well to surface treatment eg super finish
  • Molybdenum gives improved corrosion resistance
Material dataUnitValue
Tensile strengthMPa520
Elastic limitMPa180
Elongation at break%50
Relative density%97

Values above are approximate and actual values may vary.

Stainless steel, 17-4PH

17-4PH is a chromium-nickel-copper precipitation-hardening martensitic stainless steel. Combining high strength and wear resistance with corrosion resistance and weldability, makes for a very versatile material. The material is used within many industries – petroleum, chemical, aerospace etc. – in everything from heavy-duty machine components to couplings, screws, drive shafts, nuts and more. Properties can be tailored through heat treatments towards the specific requirements
  • High strength and wear resistance
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Weldable
  • Hardenable
  • Magnetic
Material dataUnitAs sinteredAs hardened H900
Tensile strengthMPa9501250
Elastic limitMPa7301100
Elongation at break%47
Relative density%9898
Values above are approximate and actual values may vary.


Cu is a 99.9 % commercially pure copper quality for use with Digital Metal's proprietary metal binder jetting system. The excellent electrical and thermal conductivity properties of pure copper make it ideal for a wide range of applications. It is mostly used for electronics, heat exchangers, heat sinks, engine parts as well as in a variety of industry applications that require good conductivity. Printing in copper offers freedom of design and enables optimal functionality with few restrictions

  • 99.9 % pure copper
  • Excellent thermal and electrical conductivity
  • Suitable for a variety of industrial applications
  • Commonly used for heat sinks, heat exchangers, engine parts and electronics
Material dataUnitValue
Tensile strengthMPa195
Elastic limitMPa30
Elongation at break%35
Values above are approximate and actual values may vary.

Titanium, Ti6Al4V

Ti6Al4V is a titanium alloy widely known and used in the additive manufacturing industry. It combines high strength, hardness, and ductility with high corrosion resistance. It also means a 45% weight reduction compared to conventional steel. The most common applications are within aerospace, but Ti6Al4V is also used in marine, automobile, energy, chemical and biomedical industries.
  • High strength and hardness
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • 45% lighter than conventional steel
  • Biocompatible
Material dataUnitAs sinteredAs hardened HIP
Tensile strengthMPa8901050
Elastic limitMPa790940
Elongation at break%810
Relative density%95100
Values above are approximate and actual values may vary.