Desktop Metal has qualified another metal alloy for 3D Production System printers in the form of D2 tool steel. It is dedicated to the production of high-strength parts and operating at high temperatures, such as cold forming tools or injection molds.

D2 tool steel is high-carbon and high-chrome, thanks to which it is characterized by high hardness and compressive strength after heat treatment. It also offers exceptional wear resistance, dimensional stability and hardened corrosion resistance, which is a key advantage especially in the area of ​​conformal cooling injection molding. The D2 is used to manufacture a wide variety of cold work tools, punching dies, forming dies, shear cutting or bending tools.

Desktop Metal is gradually expanding the portfolio of materials that can be 3D printed in the Binder Jetting technology. In addition to D2 tool steel, users of 3D Production System printers can use 420 stainless steel, IN625 nickel alloy, 4140 low alloy steel, 316L stainless steel, and 17-4PH stainless steel. The machines also handle several materials that have been qualified by Desktop Metal customers – including silver and gold.


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