EOS GmbH, a global technology provider for industrial Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions, expanded its metal materials portfolio with the introduction of two new metal materials for its Direct Metal Laser Sintering process: EOS Titanium Ti64ELI and EOS Stainless- Steel 316L. Both materials are suitable for medical applications, as well as others.
The EOS Titanium Ti64ELI is a light metal alloy, corrosion resistant and biocompatible. Parts built in EOS Titanium Ti64 have a chemical composition and mechanical properties corresponding to ASTM F136. The material provides a high detail resolution and can be processed on an EOSINT M 280 (400 Watt) metal laser-sintering system. Due to the material's biocompatibility and high grade of purity, it is particularly suited for the additive manufacturing of medical implants.
EOS StainlessSteel 316L, a stainless steel alloy, is also corrosion resistant and biocompatible, and optimized specifically for processing on the EOSING M 280 metal laser-sintering system. Parts built from EOS StainlessSteel 316L have a chemical composition corresponding to ASTM F138 (Standard Specification for Wrought 18Cr-14Ni-2.5MO Stainless Steel Bar and Wire for Surgical Implants UNS S31673), according to EOS information. In the medical industry, this alloy is particularly suited for surgical instruments, for endoscopic surgery, orthopedics and implants.