3D printing in 316L on the Shop System can produce spray nozzles more quickly. (Photo courtesy Business Wire.)
3D printing in 316L on the Shop System can produce spray nozzles more quickly. (Photo courtesy Business Wire.)

Desktop Metal has qualified the use of 316L stainless steel for its machine shop 3D printer.

According to the company, its Shop System metal binder jetting machine can print several hundred custom spray nozzles in 316L stainless steel in less than a week with only one secondary thread-tapping operation required.

316L is known for its corrosion resistance, high ductility, and improved mechanical properties at extreme temperatures and demanding environments, according to Desktop. As a result, it is suitable for parts in marine, pharmaceutical, or petrochemical processing, and for food preparation equipment, medical devices, surgical tooling, and consumer products such as jewelry.

‘The launch of 316L for the Shop System is a part of an aggressive and extensive materials roadmap to broaden our AM 2.0 portfolio and address a rapidly expanding set of use cases for our print platforms,’ said Jonah Myerberg, co-founder and CTO of Desktop Metal.

This story uses material from Desktop Metal, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.