XJet 17-4PH Stainless Steel material unlocks new applications in Medical, Aerospace, and More

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Surgical forceps produced in XJet 17-4PH Stainless Steel material
Surgical forceps produced pre-assembled, unpolished with XJet metal additive manufacturing solution/Source: XJet

XJet announced the addition of 17-4PH stainless steel to its portfolio of materials for metal and ceramic additive manufacturing. The XJet 17-4PH Stainless Steel material, offering high hardness and tensile strength, has been introduced to expand industrial applications across a range of sectors including medical devices and surgical instruments, aerospace and defense, oil and gas filtration, and high-precision tooling and manufacturing.

Visitors to RAPID+TCT can see XJet’s 17-4PH stainless steel material and range of additive manufacturing solutions on booth 2317 from 25 – 27th June at the Los Angeles Convention Center, California.

XJet 17-4PH Stainless Steel material

The 17-4PH solution promises a rapid production process with a ground-breaking new soluble support material, based on XJet’s proprietary NanoParticle Jetting™ (NPJ) technology. The new support material maximizes the freedom of design and dramatically shortens the automated end-to-end manufacturing process of Metal 3D parts, while further improving NPJ’s leading surface roughness and accuracy.

NanoParticle Jetting™ (NPJ) Technology
XJet Carmel 1400/Source: XJet3D

With XJet’s rapid three-step-process: Print-Wash-Sinter, and the accuracy and smooth surfaces delivered by XJet NPJ technology, post-processing requirements are an absolute minimum, shortening the manufacturing lead-time to just weeks.

“The time and labor savings gained with XJet technology cannot be understated. And that’s due to the minimal post-processing requirement. With the new solution for 17-4PH, support materials can be removed in down to six hours – a stark contrast to other AM processes.”

– Andy Middleton, CBO, XJet

Middleton continued saying, “Another radical advantage of XJet’s new offer is its ability to create complex inner cavities that no other technology, additive or otherwise, can achieve. This innovation enables pre-assembly – particularly useful for a lot of medical device applications – and offers true design freedom. Where part assemblies are too demanding and time consuming for traditional technologies, XJet is the answer.”

XJet materials stand out for their exceptional quality, establishing pioneering standards in additive manufacturing for density and fidelity to the original material.

Middleton added, “17-4PH enables us to effectively collaborate with industry leaders to produce cutting-edge end-use parts at unique designs, quality and speeds that their respective industries will not have seen before. By increasing our customers potential, we aim to reshape the way each industry approaches the manufacturing of complex pieces.”

The material properties of XJet 17-4PH stainless steel – high tensile strength, hardness, fatigue resistance and corrosion resistance – in combination with accuracy to 50 microns with NPJ technology, will unlock new possibilities for innovation and drive new applications.

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