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Protolabs launches high-performance 3D printing alloy

Written by David

January 30, 2019

Protolabs, the digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts, has announced the addition of Inconel 718 to its growing list of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) materials. The addition further establishes the Telford-based company’s reputation within the aerospace sector for boasting a highly impressive range of metals available for rapid prototyping and functional end-use parts with complex geometries. Due to the high strength and corrosion resistant properties of the material, along with its ability to be used at extreme temperatures, Inconel 718 is a proven superalloy in the development of turbojet engines for aircraft, among a variety of other applications. Daniel Cohn, general manager of 3D Printing Services at Protolabs, commented: “Other manufacturing methods sacrifice some of the material properties of Inconel, therefore I am delighted that Protolabs is now able to offer this material through 3D printing. “Combining the exceptional properties of the material with […]

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