Aluminum’s material characteristics make it ideal for many applications in many industries, for example aerospace and automotive.
EOS’ aluminum family of powders encompasses the AlSi10Mg and AlF357 alloys which are typical aluminum-silicon casting alloys. These powders are designed and tested for use on EOS’ metal systems.
All EOS aluminum powders are shipped with an inspection certificate (according to EN 10204, Type 3.1) showing the results of the extensive QA testing not only of the powder itself, but also of test parts built on a dedicated system with a dedicated process.
EOS also offers a wide range of validated processes for each of the above materials. These offer the optimal combination of parameters (e.g. laser power, layer thickness, etc.) in order to ensure that the properties of the 3D printed part are consistently achieved.
Parts printed using EOS Aluminum AlF357 offer a combination of low weight, corrosion resistance and high dynamic load bearing capacity.
Typical Part Properties
|Chemical composition in compliance with||AlSi7Mg0.6, SAE AMS 4289|
|Ultimate Tensile Strength||330 MPa|
|Yield Strength||260 MPa|
|Elongation @ Break||11 %|