Very Important - Special Considerations for 17-4PH:
This filament is considered an expert user level filament. Successfully printing, debinding and sintering requires very specific workflows that must be followed without exception. Any deviation can damage your printer, your finished print or the debinding equipment from our sintering partner. Exceptional care must be taken into account during printing and transport of green parts. Not all print geometries may be successful in the sintering process. Pre-planning and post-processing will increase the chances of success. We highly encourage booking a free appointment with our application engineers to discuss your application for 17-4PH. Please be sure to reference all print guidelines from BASF prior to the consultation. No returns are accepted for opened filament or print or sintered failures.
Required: DSH Sintering coupon to send your prints away for debinding and sintering into 17-4PH SS. Cost: $62.50 Per kg of Green Parts. (Shipping, handling and brokerage fees excluded)
BASF | Ultrafuse® 17-4PH Metal Filament
Designed for ultimate ease of handling on conventional Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printers. Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH is a filament for the production of metal components in 17-4 stainless steel on standard Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) printers. This stainless steel can be fully heat treated to high levels of strength and hardness. It is therefore ideal for Petrochemistry, Aerospace, the Automotive and the Medical Industry. Parts printed with our metal-polymer composite filament Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH obtain their final properties through a catalytic debinding and sintering process known from traditional Metal Injection Molding.
Technical Data Sheet
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- Produces parts of stainless-steel type 17-4PH
- Easy handling
- Uniform particle distribution enhancing mechanical properties
- OSHA-friendly processing
- High filament flexibility allows funneling through complex idler pulleys and guide-roller filament transportation systems in any printer
- Compatible with both Bowden and direct drive extruders through the use of a non-slip outer surface
- Shrinkage during sintering requires adjustment during part design
- Nozzle Temperature: 230 - 250°C
- Bed Temperature: 90 - 120°C
- Bed Material: Glass + approved glues* / polyimide tape (*Dimafix® suggested)
- Nozzle Diameter: ≥ 0.4 mm
- Print Speed: 15 – 50 mm/s
- Jigs & Fixtures
- Series production
- Functional parts and prototypes
Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH is a filament for the production of metal components on standard Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)printers. Also referred to as Type 630, this chromium-copper martensitic precipitation hardened stainless steel it is both magnetic and fully heat treatable to high levels of strength and hardness. Maintaining its mechanical and corrosion resistance at temperatures up to 315 °C (600 °F), 17-4 PH parts are ideal for the Petrochemical, Aerospace, Automotive, and Medical industries. Parts printed with our metal-polymer composite Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH filament obtain their final full metal properties via an industrially proven catalytic debinding and sintering process developed for the metal injection molding industry.
With Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH we offer an efficient way to produce metal parts with high mechanical strength.Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH is compatible with most FFF 3D printers, giving our customers a high degree of flexibility and freedom. Spare parts, tools or customized geometries are now easily and cost-effectively accessible.
Which 3D printers should I use with Ultrafuse® 17-4PH?
Designed for secure and easy handling on conventional, open-material Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) printers, Ultrafuse® 17-4PH comes with a wide processing window. To help you succeed in 3D printing metal parts we provide printer processing guidelines including Ultrafuse® 17-4PH parameter sets. In addition, consultancy and on-site support are available to help ensure the material performs on your printer.