9/18/2019

Desktop Metal Expands Materials Portfolio with H13 Tool Steel

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Desktop Metal announced the launch of H13 tool steel for Studio System, an office-friendly metal 3D-printing system for prototyping and low volume production.

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Desktop Metal announced the launch of H13 tool steel for Studio System, an office-friendly metal 3D-printing system for prototyping and low volume production. Characterized by its stability in heat treatment, exceptional hot hardness and abrasion resistance, H13 is a tool steel widely used in hot work applications. High toughness and hardness also make it an ideal metal for cold work tooling applications as well.

According to the company, including H13 tool steel will enable designers and engineers to print such items as mold inserts for rapid iteration and reduction of manufacturing lead times, as well as achieve complex geometries. Early applications of H13 parts printed with the Studio System illustrate the benefits across a variety of industries, including medical, extrusion dies and fashion/consumer products.

H13 is the latest addition to the Studio System materials library, which also includes 316L and 17-4 PH stainless steels. The company plans to introduce additional core metals to its portfolio, including superalloys, carbon steels and copper. To learn more, please visit www.desktopmetal.com.

 

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