Freeform Directed Laser Deposition Development

Freeform Directed Laser Deposition printing represents another area of opportunity for NanoSteel alloys

Using a combination of high hardness and ductile alloys, NanoSteel has generated samples with gradient properties Using a combination of high hardness and ductile alloys, NanoSteel has generated samples with gradient properties

Freeform Directed Laser Deposition (FDLD) printing represents another area of opportunity for NanoSteel alloys. The FDLD process offers the ability to print a combination of materials with different performance properties in one "as built" part. Leveraging this capability, the company has produced gradient material designs using a combination of high hardness and ductile alloys in a single additive manufacturing process without subsequent heat treatment.

Given the seamless transition achieved between the hard and ductile properties, these gradient material designs offer the equivalent of digital case hardening™ —delivering impact resistance and overall robustness in addition to high hardness and wear resistance in a single part. Utilizing the breadth of the company’s alloy portfolio in combination with the FDLD process, NanoSteel can offer OEMs considerable design flexibility in meeting part performance requirements while taking advantage of the operational efficiencies of AM including on-demand availability, less inventory and lower transportation costs. 

 

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