Los Angeles-based 3DEO announced the launch of 316L stainless steel — a fully austenitic, non-magnetic stainless steel (equivalent to UNS S31603) that maintains excellent performance at room and moderately elevated temperatures and excellent ductility and mechanical performance. This weldable material is extremely corrosion resistant, making it ideal for applications that experience harsh environments. The new material is available to customers across all industries, especially in medical, industrial, marine, and food processing.
“Our talented team of material scientists have been hard at work testing and validating 316L on our technology, and we are thrilled with the results,” said Matt Petros, CEO and co-founder of 3DEO. “With material properties that meet the MPIF Standard 35 standards, introducing 316L to our customers will allow them to take advantage of the benefits, time-savings, and cost-efficiencies of 3D printing using a biocompatible, corrosion-resistant material like 316L for their high-demand applications.”
316L is commonly used in applications such as laboratory equipment, impellers and pumps, engine parts, food processing equipment, jewelry, kitchen appliances, surgical instruments, marine, chemical and petrochemical processing, and more.
“As our customers aim to innovate and gain a competitive edge with their next-generation and new-to-market products, we have seen strong demand for 316L,” continued Petros. “Introducing this to our customers will continue to enable engineers to develop premium products for a wide variety of demanding applications in partnership with 3DEO.”
3DEO helps customers with complex metal components at every stage of the product life cycle, from early ideation and prototyping to manufacturing at scale. And because prototypes are manufactured using the same machines and technologies as longer production runs, with 3DEO, customers can seamlessly progress from prototype to production without requiring lengthy or costly design changes or requalifications to launch products.
Joining 17-4PH stainless steel, 316L marks the company’s latest expansion in the materials division, with a growing list of new materials currently undergoing testing and set to release in 2023. Among those metals in development is pure copper, launching in Q2.