Materials

Cobalt

The metal Cobalt (Co) is employed in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Cobalt is most often used in rechargeable battery electrodes on a global scale. Cobalt also finds extensive application in superalloys, which are utilized to create components for gas turbine engines. Airbags for automobiles, catalysts for the chemical and petroleum industries, diamond tools, cemented carbides (also known as hardmetals), corrosion- and wear-resistant alloys, drying agents for paints, varnishes, and inks, dyes and pigments, ground coats for porcelain enamels, high-speed steels, magnetic recording medium, magnets, and steel-belted radial tires are other products made with cobalt.

Materials

Cobalt

The metal Cobalt (Co) is employed in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Cobalt is most often used in rechargeable battery electrodes on a global scale. Cobalt also finds extensive application in superalloys, which are utilized to create components for gas turbine engines. Airbags for automobiles, catalysts for the chemical and petroleum industries, diamond tools, cemented carbides (also known as hardmetals), corrosion- and wear-resistant alloys, drying agents for paints, varnishes, and inks, dyes and pigments, ground coats for porcelain enamels, high-speed steels, magnetic recording medium, magnets, and steel-belted radial tires are other products made with cobalt.

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Cobalt in Metal 3D Printing
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CobaltChrome MP1
Additionally, the MP1 shows strong corrosion resistance and consistent mechanical characteristics even at high temperatures. As a result of being nickel-free, it exhibits a fine, homogeneous crystal grain structure. Numerous applications in the aerospace and medical industries are suited for this combination.

The prototype of biomedical implants, such as spinal, knee, hip, toe, and dental implants, is a typical application. Additionally, it may be used for components with extremely small characteristics, such as thin walls, pins, etc., that call for exceptionally high strength and/or stiffness. It can also be utilized for parts that need stable mechanical qualities at high temperatures.

Tensile Strength (MPa) ≥1000
Yield Strength (MPa) ≥900
Elongation at Break (%) 10
Hardness (Brinell) 375±50
Density (g/cm³) 4.2

 

Cobalt Chrome (UNS R31538 / ASTM F75)
This Cobalt Chrome metal additive manufacturing material variety is particularly well-liked. Having great wear and corrosion resistance, it is a superalloy. It is also suited for applications like surgical implants and other high-wear ones, such as in aerospace manufacturing components, because to its excellent mechanical qualities at high temperatures, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility.

CobaltChrome SP2
The EOS CobaltChrome SP2 is a superalloy powder based on cobalt, chrome, and molybdenum that was created specifically to meet the needs of dental restorations that needed to be veneered with dental ceramic material. It was also tuned for processing on EOSINT M 270 equipment.

Porcelain-Fused to Metal (PFM) dental restorations, notably crowns and bridges, are produced using it.

CobaltChrome RPD
A dental alloy based on cobalt called CobaltChrome RPD is used to make detachable partial dentures. It has a yield strength of 550 MPa and an ultimate tensile strength of 1100 MPa.

 

3D Printing Technical Specifications

Requirement Specification
Maximum build size 280 x 280 x 350 mm
Standard lead time 6-8 business days
Dimensional accuracy ± 0.1% with a lower limit on ± 0.1 mm
Layer height 100-300 μm

Available Surface Finishes

Standard:  Sand surfaces to remove build lines and bead blasted.

Anodized:  Electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish

Heat Treated:  Use of heating or chilling, normally to extreme temperatures, to achieve a desired result such as hardening or softening of a material

Polished:  Sand surfaces to remove build lines and then apply polishing compound until desired surface finish is reached.

Metal Plated: Aluminum can be plated with a wide range of metals to increase its corrosion resistance, increase wear resistance, or improve overall aesthetics. Both electroplating and electroless plating are possible. Some common metals include tin, nickel, electroless nickel, gold, and silver.

Powder Coating: Powder coating is a robust option for coloring aluminum sheet metal parts while also adding a measure of corrosion resistance.

Additional post-processing: Includes CNC milling, lathing & EDM

 

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