Direct Metal Laser Sintering Materials

Materials / dmls

LPW 155 Stainless Steel

Aka 15-5 PH

This Stainless steel prototyping material is incredibly tough and resistant to heat and oxidation. It is used in medical applications and for complex tooling inserts such as tooling inserts with conformal cooling channels. PH1 can be tempered for even greater part properties.

  • Engineering applications including functional prototyping

  • Manufacturing small series products and individualized spare parts

  • Direct manufacturing parts requiring hardness and strength

  • Corrosion resistance testing and sterilization testing

  • 1200MPa/ 174ksi

    Tensile strength at break

  • XY 13-21%Z 10-18%

    Elongation at break

  • 40-50HRC


  • .02-.04mm.0008-.0016"

    Build Layer Thickness

LPW M300 Tool Steel

Aka Maraging Steel

Maraging steel is slightly more cost effective than PH1 and will deliver a much higher precision metal prototype that the SLS A6 tooling steel material. This means greater cost and time savings when it comes to the final step of machining the tooling insert or prototype if needed.

  • Direct manufacturing heavy duty injection molds and inserts

  • Moulding thermoplastics using standard injection parameters with achievable tools

  • Direct manufacturing functional prototypes

  • Manufacturing parts which require particularly high strength and hardness

  • 1100MPa/ 160ksi

    Tensile strength at break

  • 6-14%

    Elongation at break

  • 30-40HRC


  • .02-.04mm.0008-.0016"

    Build Layer Thickness

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