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3DX Industries Expands Metal Printing Capabilities with Proprietary Powders
SEATTLE Wash.— 3DX Industries Inc. has announced the expansion of its additive manufacturing capabilities with the introduction of new metal powders that enable the printing of complex wear resistant parts for both existing and new industrial customers.
In collaboration with NanoSteel®, a designer of nano-structured steel materials, 3DX Industries now offers NanoSteel’s two new proprietary metal powders, BLDRmetal™ J-10 and J-11, which are designed for components that operate in abrasive environments. Parts made with BLDRmetal J-10 are reported to provide twice the elongation and approximately three times the wear resistance and impact toughness of an equivalent 420 stainless steel matrix. Parts made with BLDRmetal™ J-11 are said to provide ten times the wear resistance of a 420 stainless steel matrix in lower impact applications.
“Offering this line of BLDRmetal™ powders brings the advantage of much greater durability in our printed components to our customer base,” said Roger Janssen, president and CEO of 3DX Industries, in a company release. “Witnessing the performance of these proprietary powders in both testing as well as real-world applications with our clients demonstrates the value of these properties. Critical working parts like pumps, impellers, rotors, and turbines can all significantly benefit from these materials.”
By offering these proprietary alloys and the performance properties that they deliver, 3DX Industries says that it is poised for further growth in numerous markets, including the tool and die, agriculture, energy, and oil and gas industries. Using Binder Jet additive manufacturing for prototypes and production runs allows the company to print parts in a variety of sizes and complexities at significantly reduced lead times, and is often more cost effective than other additive manufacturing processes.
3DX Industries (www.3dxindustries.com) has the capability to manufacture a wide variety of products using its 3D metal printing system, 3D composite printing, and more traditional methods of precision manufacturing. The company is focused on additive metal manufacturing, but also offers subtractive manufacturing options as well as product design, engineering, and assembly services to its customers.
NanoSteel is an advanced materials company specializing in the design and commercialization of patented steels with exceptional mechanical properties derived from their nano-scale microstructure. The company’s primary focus is proprietary alloys for use as sheet steel in automotive lightweighting applications and metal powder for 3D printing of industrial parts.
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