Material data for those who want it
Technical Data Sheets
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) facilitates the manufacture of small and generally complex parts in a range of metallic materials.
Aluminium AlSi 10mg
A typical casting alloy used for cast parts with thin walls and complex geometry.
Cobalt Chrome MP1
Parts can be machined, spark-eroded, welded, micro shot-peened, polished and coated if required.
Cobalt Chrome SP2
Ideal for producing dental restorations.
Maraging Steel MS1
Excellent hardness and strength, ideal for many tooling applications.
Nickel Alloy IN625
A heat resistant alloy with high tensile, creep and rupture strength.
Nickel Alloy IN718
Characterised by good tensile, fatigue, creep and rupture strength at temperatures up to 700°C (1290°F).
Stainless Steel GP1
Characterised by high corrosion resistance and mechanical properties.
Stainless Steel PH1
Characterised by good corrosion resistance and excellent mechanical properties, especially in the precipitation hardened state.
Light alloy with excellent mechanical properties and corrosion resistance combined with low specific weight and biocompatibility.
A major advantage in using machining as a prototyping or production technique is the huge range of materials that are available. In comparson, additive manufacturing (AM) materials have to go through a long evaluation prior to being released and are usually specific to a process.
Regularly sourced materials include, but are not limited to:
Aluminium 6061, 6082, 7075, Alumec 89, Alumec 100
Mild Steel, 070M20 (EN3A), 080M40 (EN8)
Stainless Steel, 304, 312, 316
Tool Steel, P20 H13, D2
Please contact Plunkett Associates directly if there is a specific grade of material that you require.
It is worth noting that lead times on specific, non-standard grades, or unusually lage billet sizes can stretch to several days and impact our ability to provide a fast delivery.