AISI 17-4 PH (American Iron and Steel Institute), EN 1.4542 (European standard' or euronorm)

Stainless Steel 17-4PH

Binder Jetting

Material info

About Stainless Steel 17-4PH

Stainless Steel 17-4 PH is highly used in many industrial applications.  It is known for its good corrosion resistance and high levels of strength and hardness. It is silver in color and has a granular finish that can be polished.  

 

Stainless Steel is manufactured using Binder Jetting Technology (BJT) from Desktop Metal. Unlike our Steel offering that is infused with bronze, this material is a single alloy, 100% Stainless steel.

 

In order to bring this new material to our customers as soon as possible, we are launching this material as a BETA offering.  Due to the varying geometries and the sintering process, finishes and lead times are subject to change. 

Color & Finishes

Processed
With a semi-matte finish and rough surface, parts are media blasted after sintering

Technology

  • Binder Jetting

Material Properties

Yield Strength (ASTM E8M)
660±40 MPa
Ultimate Tensile Strength (ASTM E8M)
912±35 MPa
Elongation at break (ASTM E8M)
5.9±2 %
Hardness (ASTM E18)
26.4±1 HRC
Density (ASTM B311)
7.5-7.66 g/cc

Description

Material Highlights
Corrosion resistance, Easily machined and polished, High levels of strength and hardness, Magnetic
Applications
Fasteners, Mounting Brackets, Chemical processing, Pump components, Jigs and fixtures

Design Guidelines

Bounding Box

Bounding Box Max
127 × 127 × 76.2 mm

Bounding Box Min
15 × 15 × 3 mm

The bounding box is a 3D imaginary outline of a box that encloses the smallest area occupied by your model. Your model must be within the minimum and maximum bounding box sizes. If the size of the model is close to the maximum bounding box, then the printing orientation will be restricted.

Walls

Supported Wall Thickness Min
0.8 mm
Unsupported Wall Thickness Min
1.0 mm
A supported wall is connected at least on two sides of the wall, while an unsupported wall is connected only on one side of the wall. Walls that do not meet the minimum requirements may not survive printing and cleaning processes. Additionally, models may still be rejected based on the wall geometry of the model. Please consider the size of your model and reinforce the walls or add support structures as needed as minimum guidelines will not always be adequate for large models.

Wires

Supported Wires Min
0.8 mm
Unsupported Wires Min
1.0 mm
A wire is a circular, rectangular or even triangular feature that is thinner in its unconnected directions than its length. A supported wire is connected at least on two sides of the model, while an unsupported wire is connected on one side of the model. Wires that do not meet the minimum requirements may not survive printing and cleaning processes. Additionally, models may still be rejected based on the wire geometry of the model. Please consider the size of your model and reinforce the wires or add support structures as needed as minimum guidelines will not always be adequate for large models.

Details

Details Min Embossed
1.0 mm high & wide
Details Min Engraved
1.0 mm deep & wide
For text, the ratio between width and depth, should be 1:1 and sans-serif fonts are preferred for line weight consistency.

Escape Holes

Single Escape Hole Diameter (Min)
5.0 mm
Multiple Escape Hole Diameter (Min)
2.54 mm
Escape holes are necessary to empty the support material of a hollow model. Two escape holes at the opposite ends of the model is optimal for the support removal process. Please consider the size of your model and make the escape holes bigger or add more escape holes as needed as minimum guidelines will not always be adequate for large models.
A single escape hole at the end of a cavity will not allow material in the corners near the escape hole to fully escape. So we recommend multiple escape holes at both ends of the cavity.

Clearance

Min
0.3 mm
Clearance is the space between two individual parts in a model. If the space among the individual parts do not meet the minimum clearance, then parts can fuse together or can be difficult to clean. This is important for movable pieces like hinges, gears, etc.

Interlocking & Enclosed Parts

Interlocking
No

Enclosed
No

Accuracy

Accuracy ± 5 %
For example: a product with dimensions of 50 x 50 x 100 mm can be 0.05*100 mm = 5 mm bigger or smaller in any direction.

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