October 21, 2013
EOS has expanded its portfolio of metal materials for additive manufacturing with the introduction of EOS NickelAlloy HX. The heat- and corrosion-resistant nickel-chrome-iron-molybdenum alloy delivers high strength and resistance to oxidation, even at high temperatures. This makes it suitable for applications in temperatures up to 2,192 degrees F. The material, optimized for processing in the EOSINT M 280 metal system, typically is processed with a layer thickness of 20 µm.
Typical applications include aerospace, heating elements, conveyor ovens, industrial blast furnaces, prototypes, and rapid manufacturing.
Parts built from the material can be heat-treated to modify the characteristics of the material. Whether hardened or in their original built form, parts can be finished as required, and surplus unexposed material can be reused.