Materials

Nickel Alloy

Products containing nickel are essential to our daily lives. Products containing nickel are more resistant to corrosion, tougher, stronger at high and low temperatures, and have a variety of unique magnetic and electrical characteristics compared to other materials. As a result, the majority of nickel output is utilized in alloying components, coatings, batteries, and a variety of other products, including jewelry, kitchenware, mobile phones, medical equipment, transportation, structures, and power generation.

Ferronickel for stainless steel manufacture dominates the usage of nickel (66%). But it is also employed in the creation of non-ferrous alloys (12%), alloy steels (5%), plating (7%), foundries (3%), and batteries (2%).

Materials

Nickel Alloy

Products containing nickel are essential to our daily lives. Products containing nickel are more resistant to corrosion, tougher, stronger at high and low temperatures, and have a variety of unique magnetic and electrical characteristics compared to other materials. As a result, the majority of nickel output is utilized in alloying components, coatings, batteries, and a variety of other products, including jewelry, kitchenware, mobile phones, medical equipment, transportation, structures, and power generation.

Ferronickel for stainless steel manufacture dominates the usage of nickel (66%). But it is also employed in the creation of non-ferrous alloys (12%), alloy steels (5%), plating (7%), foundries (3%), and batteries (2%).

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Nickel in Metal 3D Printing

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Manufacturing Process:
Metal 3D Printing (SLM)

Nickel Alloy (Inconel™ 718 / UNS N07718)
At high temperatures, this superalloy demonstrates exceptional yield, tensile, and creep-rupture strength. Due of its exceptional qualities, engineers may employ the material to create high-strength structures under harsh conditions, such as turbine components used in the aerospace sector that are frequently exposed to high temperatures. When compared to other nickel-based superalloys, it is also more weldable.

Nickel Alloy (Inconel™ 625 / UNS N06625)
A superalloy with great strength, hardness at high temperatures, and corrosion resistance is nickel alloy, also known as InconelTM 625. It is appropriate for demanding settings and high-strength applications. It is very resistant to stress-corrosion cracking, pitting, and crevice corrosion in chloride conditions. It is perfect for producing parts for the aerospace sector.

Nickel Alloy (UNS N06002 / Hastelloy X)
Hastelloy X offers an exceptional balance of oxidation resistance, fabricability, and high-temperature strength. It is stress-corrosion cracking resistant in petrochemical conditions. Additionally, it possesses superior forming and welding qualities. As a result, it is utilized in severe conditions for high strength applications.

Production parts exposed to severe heat conditions and a significant risk of oxidation are examples of common applications (combustion chambers, burner and supports in industrial furnaces).

 

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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