The EOS StainlessSteel 17-4PH IndustryLine consists of an iron-based metal alloy powder and a specially developed process parameter for manufacturing on the EOS M 290 metal system. EOS provides reliable and statistically proven data for the most important material properties of finished parts made from this material, notes Dr. Tobias Abeln, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at EOS.
The material offers high-strength, is easily curable, and highly corrosion- and acid-resistant. It is useful for the manufacture of surgical and orthopedic instruments. Parts can be additionally processed, micro-blasted, and polished directly after the Additive Manufacturing process or also after heat treatment.
The material data sheets and batch-specific material test certificates contain extensive information regarding the tests used as well as the material standards. These either correspond to international standards or are derived from in-house quality assurance procedures in case of the absence of international standards.