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No more cracks: Printing Ti6AI4V

Titanium is high strength, low density, has excellent corrosion resistance, and tolerated well by the human body. It therefore offers many benefits to industries, such as medical technology, aerospace and the energy sector, in manufacturing high-precision components. What if such components could be printed without the risk of stress cracks? The 500°C preheating option now makes it possible because the high temperature greatly reduces internal stresses in titanium. Furthermore, the components' geometric precision is also higher so that support structures can be fully dispensed with. This opens up completely new application possibilities for the material in many industries.

What benefits do you get from preheating titanium?

Less internal part stress

High temperatures significantly reduce part stress in titanium, which is a great advantage especially for volume changes and support structure connections.

More design freedom

The preheating option gives you a high degree of design freedom, especially for larger components. This increases the range of parts that can be built by LMF.

Preheating strongly reduces residual stresses in cantilevers

In detail: How preheating reduces internal stress in components

200°C, 300°C, 400°C or 500°C? The diagram clearly shows the preheating temperature at which residual stresses in Ti6AI4V cantilevers significantly decrease.

The proof: Greater design options using a gimbal as an example

Our additive manufacturing expert explains how you can improve results for aerospace applications by using the 500°C preheating option.

TruPrint 5000 and 500°C preheating: The perfect combination for your application

TruPrint 5000
TruPrint 5000

Manufacture 3D printed parts in series at high levels of productivity and quality! The TruPrint 5000 and optional substrate plate preheating up to 500°C ensures high quality parts and a robust LMF process. The integrated exchangeable cylinder principle also makes it possible to set up the cylinders and remove powder for build jobs parallel to the LMF process.

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