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What is 3D Printing technology?

3D printing or additive manufacturing is a three-dimensional object from a CAD model or a digital 3D model. The term "3D printing" can be referred to various processes in which materials, connection, or curing are deposited under the computer. Control to create a three-dimensional object, which is added to the material (such as plastic, liquid or powder grains), usually by layer.


What are 3D printing materials?

3D printing materials are the added materials (such as plastic, liquid, or powder grains) in the 3D printing process. The 3D printing materials maybe different for different works and projects. Traditionally, 3D printer is printed on the polymer for printing due to the manufacture and treatment of polymeric materials. The three-dimensional material layer is controlled by the deposition rate set by the printer operator and store it in a computer file. The earliest printing patent material is a hot melt type ink for a printed pattern of a metal alloy.

Spherical Nitinol Alloy PowderTitanium Alloy TC4 (Ti6Al4V) Powder Nickel Alloy Inconel625 Powder 
Nickel Alloy Inconel718 powderAluminum Alloy AlSi7Mg PowderAluminum Alloy AlSi10Mg Powder
Stainless Steel 316L Powder Mold Steel 18Ni300 PowderCobalt Chromium Molybdenum CoCrMo Powder
Cobalt Chromium Tungsten PowderSpherical Titanium PowderSpherical Nickel Powder

What materials can be used as 3D printing materials?

The material used for 3D printing is as diversified as the product produced by the process. Therefore, 3D print is sufficiently flexible to allow the manufacturer to determine the shape, texture and strength of the product. Most importantly, these qualities can be achieved, and their steps are increasingly required in traditional production methods. In addition, these products can be made of various types of 3D printing materials. In order to make durable 3D printing components and parts, the 3d printing materials can be injected hard plastics and even metal alloy powders.


3D printing metals are widely used in 3d printings nowadays.


The most useful metal 3D printing material provides maximum value-value value compared to conventional manufacturing methods. This is usually from workability. It is very difficult to processed materials such as tool steel and titanium, but due to workability is not equal to printability, these metals can be made on a 3D printer to minimize labor for each fixed, low-cost workforce. 3D printing metals refers to the metal alloy powder used in 3d printing technology. There are mainly several types of metals can be used as 3d printing metals.


Stainless steel

Stainless steel is characterized by high strength and excellent corrosion resistance. This material is used to manufacture and use and use in various industries and applications of the auxiliary technology. Examples of 3D print stainless steel include thermal treatment of extremely corrosion-resistant 316L and 17-4 pH stainless steel.


Tool steel

As the name suggests, this steel is used in a variety of manufacturing tools. Everything on the production line can be made of tool steel. Tool steel can withstand this harsh condition because they have high hardness and excellent high heat and wear resistance. Due to these properties, tool steel is very difficult and expensive, making it a 3D print ideal candidate. Fluid powder and filaments include A2, D2, and H13 tool steel.



This metal is rugged, light and chemicals. Typically, titanium is very challenging to machines (contributing their high cost), making it a great candidate for 3D printing. The most common 3D printing titanium is titanium 64 (Ti-6Al-4V), and in the case of a very high weight ratio, for example, aircraft.


Inconel 625

Although 3D printers can be used to produce steel-like steel ordinary metallic metals, they can also produce unique parts, which is an upper layer suitable for extreme environments. Inconel 625 is a tough, hard, very corrosive, heat-resistant ultra-metallic ultra-metallic, usually used in turbines and rockets. Other types of Inconel, that is, Inconel 718, which does not have the same 625, which have the same heat resistance. This material is very expensive to the machine; in contrast, INCONEL can be purchased, 3D printing costs in a small portion of 3D printing costs, open the electric door, with affordable Inconel components.All these metals or metal alloy powders are made into powder form. If you would like to find 3d printing metals, please make sure they are in powder. 

Kmpass is a professional 3d printing material provider to provide all kinds of 3d printing metal powders such as titanium alloys, aluminum based 3D printing metal powder and so on.