05_24_BCN3D_Ilustracion_Filaments_2019_basf

Ultrafuse 17-4 PH

High mechanical strength/ hardened/ corrosion resistance

Overview

Ultrafuse 17-4PH is an FFF 3D printing filament composed of 90% by weight of sinterable 17-4PH steel powder and 10% binder polymers, developed specifically to facilitate the extrusion of this material. This steel can be hardened through precipitation to achieve superior strength and hardness. Compared to 316L steel, it has higher mechanical properties at the cost of lower corrosion resistance.

Stainless Steel 17-4 PH® provides an outstanding combination of high strength, good corrosion resistance, good mechanical properties at temperatures up to 316°C, and good toughness in both base metal and welds. Quick, low-temperature heat treatments minimize distortion and scaling. This alloy is widely used in the aerospace, biomedical tools, chemical, petrochemical, food processing, paper, and general metalworking industries.  

If you want to know more about how to print with metal with the Epsilon Series, such as how to install the pack and how the workflow works, take a look at our product page: Metal Pack product.

Compatibility: Find out the BCN3D printers and filaments compatibility

Applications

  • Biomedical Hand Tools
  • Offshore (foils, helicopter deck platforms, etc.)
  • Food industry
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Aerospace (turbine blades, etc.)
  • Mechanical components
  • Nuclear waste casks

Material selector

Material selector

A Magical Way to Find a Fitting Material For Your Application

Get Started

Properties

  • Easy and affordable metal 3D printing
  • High mechanical strength and hardness
  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Obtains its highest strength when fully hardened
  • Wide range of post-processing options for green parts

Datasheets:

Download safety and technical data sheets

How to print

Printer setting

Extruder temp.
245° C
Bed temp.
105°C
Cooling fan
0%
Speed
30mm/s
Min. layer height
0.15mm
Enable Raft support:
To prevent chipping
the printing surface.

For BCN3D Stratos users:

Get a proper printing profile for Ultrafuse 17-4 PH using the ones integrated into the BCN3D Stratos. Download the latest version of BCN3D Stratos.

Bed adhesion:

To ensure good bed adhesion use Magigoo.

Recommendations:

  • Only compatible with BCN3D Epsilon when paired with the Hotend M.
  • Feed it cautiously into the machine.
  • Once the part is printed, remove carefully the piece to avoid chipping the part. The removal of the object is easier if you just apply water on the glass.