Stainless Steel 316L (Metal / Edelstahl / stainless steel)

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Stainless steel
High ductility and corrosion resistance. Meets the requirements of ASTM F138 / 18Cr-14Ni-2.5Mo. Stainless and useable for surgical Implants (UNS S31673). For watch and jewellery fabrication, automative, aerospace, food, chemical plants and power plants. Post-processing by machining, polishing and stress relieving. Solution annealing is not required due to laser melting process. Not suitable for application between 427°C up to 816°C due to deposition of chromium carbides.


ASTM F138 / 18Cr-14Ni-2.5Mo, UNS S31673

State of starting material


Properties, applications and appearance

Field of application

Rapid Manufacturing

Corrosion resistant

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Manufacturing process

Laser Melting
Parts are built in a metal powder bed through a laser (or lasers) melting the metal powder layer-by-layer. Synonyms: Selective Laser Melting, SLM, Direct Metal Laser Sintering, DMLS, Laser Cusing

Physical, mechanical and thermal properties

Physical Properties

typical accuracy: 20 - 50 µm
typical accuracy: 0 +/-0.2 %
smallest wall thickness: 0.3 - 0.4 mm
surface roughness Ra: 13 - 5 µm

Mechanical Properties

ultimate tensile strenght: 640 +/-50 MPa
ultimate tensile strenght (z): 540 +/-55 MPa
yield stress Rp 0.2%: 530 +/-60 MPa
yield stress Rp 0.2% (z): 470 +/-90 MPa

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Data source: EOS

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