18 Ni Maraging Steel for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB)

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Description

Designed for Processing in Laser Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Systems


MetcoAdd™ C300-A is an iron-nickel-cobalt based powder similar to 18 Ni maraging steel. The alloy chemistry is known to provide ultra high strength in combination with toughness and resistance to cracking. The composition of the powder is similar to Werkstoff Nr. 1.2709 / X3NiCoMoTi 18-9-5 and AMS 6514. 


Room temperature static properties of PBF-LB processed and heat treated material coupons have been shown to be comparable to those of AMS 6514. 


For reference purposes Oerlikon has processed MetcoAdd C300-A using fixed parameters and 40 μm layer thickness to provide data below. Additional testing has been performed by an extensive network of consortia and customer partners on a broader range of machine types. Properties may be optimized based on application specific requirements.

This material data has been provided by Oerlikon Metco.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
Equivalent standards are similar to one or more standards provided by the supplier. Some equivalent standards may be stricter whereas others may be outside the bounds of the original standard.

Ashby charts

Properties

General

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Bulk density

23.0 °C

4 - 4.2 g/cm³

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typical apparent density

Particle size D10

18 - 25 μm

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nominal values by laser diffraction

Particle size D50

30 - 38 μm

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nominal values by laser diffraction

Particle size D90

42 - 50 μm

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nominal values by laser diffraction

Particle size range

15 - 45 µm

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ASTM C 1070 (Microtrac)

Thermal

PropertyValueComment

Melting point

1450 - 1490 °C

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± 10 °C

Rheological Properties

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Hall flow

23.0 °C

18 s/50g

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ASTM B213, max

Technological properties

Property
Application areas

Tools and dies, Plastic injection molds, Light metal and pressure die casting, Cold extrusion tools

Availability

Stock

Chemical composition

Fe 18Ni 9Co 5Mo

Distribution

Global

Handling recommendations

Blend contents prior to use to prevent segregation; Keep in the original container, or an approved alternative, tightly closed when not in use; Powder from previously opened containers should be stored in a humidity-controlled environment

Morphology

Spheroidal

Order number

1099972

Packaging size

5 kg / 11 lb approx.

Processing history

Gas atomized (Argon)

Processing methods

Laser Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB)