EOS debuted a new metal material, EOS NickelAlloy IN625, and two new materials for plastic, PrimePart FR (PA 2241 FR) and PrimePart ST (PEBA 2301).
The new metal material offers high tensile strength, excellent processability and uniform corrosion resistance, make it suited for use in aerospace, chemical, motor sport and marine industry applications.
This strong nickel alloy is one of the new materials EOS debuted at Euromold.
First applications show promising results: Greg Morris, CEO of Morris Technologies, notes: “We are using IN625 with DMLS to build complex aerospace parts for high-temperature and high-strength applications. The process achieves material properties that are comparable to wrought metals and exceed casting.”
PrimePart FR is a flame-retardant material suitable for applications in the aerospace industry. This material, based on PA 12 polyamide, has an 11% elongation at break, which is significantly higher than its predecessor material PA 2210FR. Also, due to its better refresh rate, PrimePart FR offers increased economic and ecological benefits.
PrimePart ST is a flexible elastomeric material offering a range of mechanical properties depending on the laser-exposure strategy selected. Through the process control, the material can be converted into a hard- or a soft-type component. The material has an excellent refresh rate making it a valid ecological alternative compared to conventional flexible materials for laser-sintering. Due to its resilience, it opens up new fields of application, such as flexible fasteners, seals or buffers.