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_Desktop Metal™
[MATERIAL LIBRARY]

[Overview]

Wide 3D printing material library, developed in-house.


[Materials]

Developed by an in-house team of world-leading materials scientists and 3D printing innovators - as well as industry partners around the globe - Desktop Metal materials are designed to ensure print success and produce high-quality metal and composite parts.

In addition to materials that are already available, our team is always working to develop new materials and processes to make 3D printing accessible to all industries and applications.

Our materials

_Materials overview

Desktop Metal provides a wide range of both metal and composite 3D printing materials to produce parts for every application.

Materials Library

    • — 01
      Material

      17-4 Stainless Steel

      Compatible System(s) Studio System™ / Shop System™ / Production System™
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™ / Shop System™ / Production System™

      Description

      17-4 PH stainless steel is a precipitation hardening steel used in a wide range of industrial applications including those with mildly corrosive environments and high-strength requirements.

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      Application Examples
      • Manufacturing machinery
      • Chemical processing
      • Food processing
      • Pump components
      • Valving
      • Fasteners
      • Jigs and fixtures
      Material Overview
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      17-4

      17-4 PH stainless steel is a martensitic precipitation - hardened stainless steel.

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    • — 02
      Material

      316L Stainless Steel

      Compatible System(s) Studio System™
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™

      Description

      Characterized by its corrosion resistance and performance at both high and low temperatures, 316L stainless steel is a fully austenitic steel ideal for harsh environments.

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      Application Examples
      • Chemical and petrochemical processing
      • Food processing
      • Laboratory equipment
      • Medical devices
      • Marine
      • Jewelry
      • Power generation
      • Petroleum refining
      • Water treatment
      • Pulp and paper manufacturing
      Material Overview
      316L

      316L

      316L stainless steel is a molybdenum-bearing, fully-austenitic steel.

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    • — 03
      Material

      H13

      Compatible System(s) Studio System™
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™

      Description

      Characterized by its hardness and abrasion resistance, H13 tool steel is a hot work steel with exceptional hot hardness, resistance to thermal fatigue cracking, and stability in heat treatment—making it an ideal metal for both hot work and cold work tooling applications.

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      Application Examples
      • Extrusion dies
      • Injection molds
      • Hot forging dies
      • Die casting cores, inserts and cavities
      Material Overview
      H13 Tool Steel

      H13

      H13 tool steel is a chromium molybdenum hot work steel.

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    • — 04
      Material

      4140

      Compatible System(s) Studio System™
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™

      Description

      One of the most versatile steels, 4140 steel is characterized by its toughness, high fatigue strength, and abrasion and impact resistance, making it a great all-purpose steel for industrial applications.

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      Application Examples
      • Jigs and fixtures
      • Automotive
      • Bolts/Nuts
      • Gears
      • Steel couplings
      Material Overview
      4140

      4140

      4140 is a low alloy steel that contains chromium, molybdenum, and manganese.

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    • — 05
      Material

      Alloy 625

      Compatible System(s) Studio System™
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™

      Description

      Alloy 625 is a nickel-based superalloy characterized by its hardness and abrasion resistance as well as its performance at high temperatures, making it suitable for the most extreme environments.

      Application Examples
      • Jet engines
      • Navy marine applications
      • Submarines
      • Aerospace
      • Extreme environment applications
      • Nuclear reactors
      • Substitute for tool steel
      • Heat treat applications
      Material Overview
      Alloy 625

      Alloy 625

      Alloy 625 is a nickel-based superalloy.

    • — 06
      Material

      Copper

      Compatible System(s) Studio System™
      Compatible System(s)

      Studio System™

      Description

      Characterized by its electrical and thermal conductivity and ductility, Copper is ideal for electrical equipment, plumbing, and heat transfer applications.

      Application Examples
      • Consumer and industrial electronics
      • Heat exchangers
      • Antennas
      • Inductors
      Material Overview
      Copper

      Copper

      Copper is a conductive and ductile metal.

    • — 01
      Material

      PA6 + Fiberglass

      Compatible System(s) Fiber™
      Compatible System(s)

      Fiber™

      Description

      Fiberglass-reinforced PA6 nylon is a low-cost material which renders lightweight, high-strength and corrosion-resistant parts—making it a great match for sporting goods applications where parts are exposed to the elements and have a low target cost per part.

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      Material Characteristics

      Nylon 6 (PA6)

      • Low cost
      • High mechanical strength
      • Continuous Use Temperature ~ 100 °C

      Fiberglass (FG)

      • Low-cost
      • Corrosion resistant
      • Non-conductive (insulator)
      • No radio-signal interference
      Chopped Fiber Filament
      Fiberglass
      Fiberglass
      Continuous Fiber Tape
      Fiberglass
      Fiberglass
    • — 02
      Material

      PA6 + Carbon Fiber

      Compatible System(s) Fiber™
      Compatible System(s)

      Fiber™

      Description

      Our PA6 nylon with carbon fiber reinforcement boasts a tensile strength 30x stronger than ABS and a high fatigue level—making it great for 3D printing high-wear manufacturing jigs and fixtures.

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      Material Characteristics

      Nylon 6 (PA6)

      • Low cost
      • High mechanical strength
      • Continuous Use Temperature ~ 100 °C

      Carbon Fiber (CF)

      • High strength & stiffness
      • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
      • High fatigue level
      • Somewhat brittle
      Chopped Fiber Filament
      Carbon Fiber
      Carbon Fiber
      Continuous Fiber Tape
      Carbon Fiber
      Carbon Fiber
    • — 03
      Material

      PEEK + Carbon Fiber

      Compatible System(s) Fiber™
      Compatible System(s)

      Fiber™

      Description

      PEEK is characterized by its exceptional mechanical properties and high resistance to surface abrasion, is inherently flame retardant, and can withstand high temperatures (above 200­­ °C). When 3D printed with continuous carbon fiber, the resulting composite is strong, stiff, and well-suited for extreme environments.

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      Material Characteristics

      PEEK

      • Excellent mechanical properties, chemical resistance and surface abrasion
      • Flame retardant
      • Continuous Use Temperature between 200-250 °C

      Carbon Fiber (CF)

      • High strength & stiffness
      • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
      • High fatigue level
      • Somewhat brittle
      Chopped Fiber Filament
      Carbon Fiber
      Carbon Fiber
      Continuous Fiber Tape
      Carbon Fiber
      Carbon Fiber
    • — 04
      Material

      PEKK + Carbon Fiber

      Compatible System(s) Fiber™
      Compatible System(s)

      Fiber™

      Description

      PEKK is characterized by its high tensile and compression strength, resistance to chemical abrasion, and ability to withstand high temperatures (above 250­­ °C). When reinforced with carbon fiber, resulting 3D printed parts are exceptionally durable and safe for operations where ESD compliance is required.

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      Material Characteristics

      PEKK

      • Excellent mechanical properties, chemical resistance, and surface abrasion
      • Flame retardant
      • High compression strength
      • ESD-Safe
      • Continuous Use Temperature above 250 °C

      Carbon Fiber (CF)

      • High strength & stiffness
      • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
      • High fatigue level
      • Somewhat brittle
      Chopped Fiber Filament
      Carbon Fiber
      Carbon Fiber
      Continuous Fiber Tape
      Carbon Fiber
      Carbon Fiber

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