Steel (Metal / Edelstahl / stainless steel)

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SLM Solutions


Used for production of molds for die casting/injection molding. Direct parts applied in automotive and maritime industry.


DIN 1.4540 (15-5PH)

State of starting material


Properties, applications and appearance

Field of application

Rapid Manufacturing, Rapid Tooling

As master pattern for casting applications

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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

surface roughness Rz: 14 +/-2 ┬Ám

Mechanical Properties

ultimate tensile strenght: 1,100 +/-50 MPa
yield stress Rp 0.2%: 1,025 +/-25 MPa
elongation at break: 16 +/-4 %

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Data source: SLM Solutions

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