AlSi10Mg is an aluminum alloy that combines good strength and thermal properties with low weight and flexible post-processing possibilities. For those reasons, it’s an often used material in automotive, aerospace and automation. Applications include housings, ductwork, engine parts, production tools and molds, both for prototyping and manufacturing purposes.
|Standard lead time||Minimum of 10 working days, depending on part size, number of components and finishing degrees (online & offline orders)|
|Standard accuracy||± 0.2% (with lower limit on ± 0.2 mm)|
|Minimum wall thickness||0.5 mm|
|Layer thickness||0.03 – 0.1 mm|
|Maximum part dimensions||500 x 280 x 315 mm (offline orders)
440 x 220 x 315 mm (online orders)
|Surface structure||Unfinished parts typically have a rough surface but various finishing degrees can achieve smooth surfaces|
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The right finish and color can transform a print into a product. With Metal 3D Printing, the possibilities range from basic supports removal and a matte finish to electropolishing for a reflective surface, or post-machining for accuracy requirements.
How Does Metal 3D Printing Work?
Metal 3D Printing is a laser-based technology that uses powdered metals. Similar to Laser Sintering, a high-powered laser selectively binds together particles on the powder bed while the machine distributes even layers of metallic powder. Support structures are automatically generated and built simultaneously in the same material, and are later manually removed. Once complete, the part undergoes heat treatment.