Desktop Metal Qualifies Nickel Alloy for Use on the Studio System 2

The Studio System offers eight materials for the metal extrusion 3D printing system.

The Studio System offers eight materials for the metal extrusion 3D printing system.

Desktop Metal has qualified nickel alloy Inconel 625 for 3D printing on the Studio System 2, which prints and sinters parts in a two-step process. Image courtesy of Desktop Metal.

Desktop Metal has qualified the use of IN625 for the Studio System, a turnkey metal 3D printing platform that enables ability to print high-performance metal parts in low volumes for pre-production and end-use applications, the company says.

The Desktop Metal Studio System platform now offers eight materials for metal extrusion 3D printing systems.

In addition to IN625, Studio System users can now print titanium alloy Ti6Al4V (Ti64), copper, 4140, two tool steels (H13 and D2), and two stainless steels (17-4PH and 316L). Shipments of IN625 are available now.

“The Studio System 2, which features our streamlined and easy-to-use two-step process, remains the most flexible metal 3D printer in its class,” says Ric Fulop, founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “It’s never been more important for manufacturers to have the agility of on-site, on-demand metal production, and the Studio System is a perfect gateway into metal 3D printing for production.”

IN625 for Flexibility

IN625 is a high-performance nickel alloy known for high levels of strength, temperature resistance and corrosion resistance. It can be used for applications in the aerospace, chemical processing and offshore energy industries.

The strength of IN625 can make it a difficult and expensive material to machine into complex shapes. The process typically requires a skilled machinist and special CNC cutting tools, strategies and coolants to shape. 

Producing IN625 parts with the Studio System 2 is fast, safe and affordable, according to Desktop Metal. Users can directly print and sinter final, end-use parts or near-net shape parts that can be precision machined for key surfaces with ease.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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