BASF Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH is a filament for the production of metal components in 17-4 stainless steel on standard Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) printers. It can be fully heat treated to high levels of strength and hardness. It is therefore ideal for Petrochemistry, Aerospace, Automotive and the Medical Industry.
BASF Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH is a filament for producing metal components in 17-4 stainless steel on standard Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) printers. It can be fully heat treated to high levels of strength and hardness. It is therefore ideal for Petrochemistry, Aerospace, Automotive and the Medical Industry.
It is designed for ultimate ease of handling on conventional Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printers. BASF Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH combines greater freedom of design with a lower total cost of ownership – printing metal parts easier, faster and affordable. Parts printed with Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH obtain their final properties, including hardness and strength, through the catalytic debinding and sintering process. The catalytic debinding technology was developed and introduced by BASF and has emerged as the industry standard.
Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH has a much lower start up cost to print functional metal parts. Due to this material being designed to run on a wide range of commercial FFF machines, the machine requirements come with a much smaller price tag than traditional metal additive machines. For example, DMLS (Direct metal laser sintering) machines can start at the $600,000 price range.
Metal filament opens many part possibilities that only additive can access. Some of these possibilities include weight reduction, part features that aren’t possible with subtractive manufacturing, and low-cost small batch production.
One other great feature of metal additive is that these parts can be manipulated in their green state while they are soft before sintering. After sinter, these parts behave/machine the same as a stock piece of 316L.
This stainless steel can be fully heat treated to high levels of strength and hardness. It is therefore ideal for Petrochemistry, Aerospace, the Automotive and the Medical Industry. Parts printed with metal-polymer composite filament Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH obtain their final properties through a catalytic debinding and sintering process known from traditional Metal Injection Molding.
17-4 PH is a stainless-steel alloy. This aids in corrosion resistance. Having a higher corrosion resistance means this material has both rust resistance and acidic resistance. This property opens this material up to marine and aircraft applications.
17-4 PH was created to run on a wide range of commercial FFF machines. Here are the requirements for a printer to run the 17-4 PH filament.
For detailed printing instructions, please refer to this User Guidelines document.
Keep in mind that parts will shrink anisotropically during the debinding and sintering process, so you'll want to scale your parts up in your slicing software as follows:
Important update: Ultimaker Cura v5.0 introduces improved support for BASF Ultrafuse 316L, making it easier than ever to print metal parts with your Ultimaker 3D printer. Check out our Ultimaker Cura 5.0 Overview video for details.
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