Here's all you need to know about precipitation hardened steel included in the Zortrax Full Metal Package 17-4 PH.
17-4 PH steel contains more carbon than the 316L grade which makes it significantly stronger and harder. But this higher percentage of carbon also makes it more brittle and prone to corrosion. 17-4 PH steel is used for:
- Petroleum industry parts
- Paper processing machinery
- Aerospace parts
- Structural frames
- Turbine blades
Parts made with Zortrax Full Metal Package 17-4 PH are isotropic and can be welded, polished or machined just like standard steel.
BASF Ultrafuse® 316L and BASF Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH
are two available metallic powder filaments corresponding to two types of steel. Here's how they are different.
|Type of steel||Corrosion Resistance||Structure||Mechanical performance|
|316L||Stainless||Non-magnetic||Medium harndness / high elongation|
|17-4 PH||Corrosive||Magnetic||High hardness / low elongation|
|Type of steel||316L||17-4 PH|
|Mechanical performance||Medium harndness / high elongation||High hardness / low elongation|