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U.S. Army Adapts Military-Grade Steel Alloy for 3-D Printing Ultra-Strong Parts

The new AM materials demonstrated 50{a5a52754a3edfb0a49ddef0e73cf1215f7e4bf4c0ac7b74df45ba06cff9fe421} more strength than commercially available materials Researchers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory have adapted a specialized steel alloy for Powder Bed Fusion 3-D printing. The new material, along with specific process parameters, can produce parts that are roughly 50{a5a52754a3edfb0a49ddef0e73cf1215f7e4bf4c0ac7b74df45ba06cff9fe421} stronger than commercially-available materials.