Titanium alloy suitable for 3D printing

Materials company Uniformity Labs has developed a titanium alloy suitable for laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF).

According to the company, Ti-6Al-4V (Ti64) powder has improved mechanical performance, surface roughness, and uniformity across the build bed, along with greatly improved throughput. Typical builds deliver an average of 99.96% density in the as-printed state and are 1.5X to 2.0X faster, depending on machine and part geometry, when compared to the same builds performed at the same layer thickness using standard powder and machine parameters, according to Uniformity.

Ti64 Grade 23 is made of titanium, aluminum, and vanadium and is biocompatible, making it suitable for medical applications as well as automotive and aerospace.