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Making world-class additive manufacturing accessible to all

Some of our key additive manufacturing technologies include Selective Laser Melting (SLM) for high resolution metal parts, Directed Energy Deposition with Laser and Blown Powder (DED-BP) and Plasma-Arc and Wire Feedstock (DED-WA) for larger metal parts, Multijet Fusion (MJF) and Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) for high quality polymer prints.

Our world-class Additive Manufacturing Centre in Singapore is ISO9001 certified by DNV GL and has also attained the prestigious Lloyd’s Register (LR) AM Facility Qualification. Well equipped with testing and QC facilities, we also have in-house capabilities for heat treatment, bead blasting, polishing and other finishing/post-processing services.

Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

3DMF SLM landscape

We offer Selective Laser Melting for high resolution metal parts. SLM is an ideal technology for processing materials with elevated melting temperatures and energy density, and capable of building complex metal components direct from 3D CAD data.

We are currently using the AM400 state-of-the-art metal printer which features the most recent system updates and high quality software, as well as low gas usage, class leading inert atmosphere and various protection systems to ensure top-notch print quality, precision and definition of end use products.

Key Features:

  • High detail, complex printing suitable for small metal parts
  • High level of precision and accuracy, that can be further enhanced with a series of post-processing

Directed Energy Deposition Blown Powder (DED-BP)

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Our DED-BP technology currently has one of the largest print beds available for metal printing. The printer utilises a high-energy laser beam and advanced powder blowing technology to deposit and melt metal powder into large mid complex parts. This game changing technology allows the production of high quality, large format, cost effective metal parts with first class mechanical properties, meeting and often exceeding the quality standards for traditionally manufactured parts.

This enables sectors such as precision engineering, oil and gas, marine and offshore, and automotive industries to capitalise from the benefits from additive manufacturing technology.

Key Features:

  • Up to 3-4 times larger than the existing large powder bed printers available in the market
  • Super-fast deposition that is up to 10 times faster than current powder bed printers
  • Good for large-scale, mid-complex parts

Directed Energy Deposition Wire Arc (DED-WA)

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Our Directed Energy Deposition printer uses a plasma heat source and wire feedstock to produce high build quality, large format parts quickly and cheaply.

We are able to print in a wide range of materials to support maritime, oil and gas and general industrial requirements.

Key Features:

  • Significantly increase the maximum size of 3D printed metal parts to over 1.5m whilst increasing the deposition speed to over 1kg/hr
  • Reducing the cost by using a feed material that is 5 times cheaper than traditional metal powders.
  • Good for economical and large scale parts

Multijet Fusion Printing in Industrial Nylon

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Our HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printing solution is able to print in fine detail and high dimensional accuracy, due to its unique Multi-Agent voxelization printing process ensuring that parts are ideal for complex assemblies, housings, enclosures and even connectors.  Using a robust thermoplastic material, the printed parts are also of stronger quality and excellent chemical resistance to oils, greases and alkalis but at the same time achieving lower costs of production.

Key Features:

  • Breakthrough speed of up to 10 times faster than comparable printers, with 30 million drops per second across each inch of working area
  • Superior and consistent part quality through new voxel-by-voxel printing process
  • Achieve lowest cost-per-part, ideal for short-run manufacturing through use of cost-efficient material and optimal production planning. Material in the form of powder can also be optimized and reused for further cost-efficiency
  • Ease of accessing new future materials and applications with HP Multi Jet Fusion Open Platform

Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)

Ultimaker Print Farm

We have partnered with Ultimaker to launch South East Asia’s largest industrial FFF print facility.

Our suite of Ultimaker S3 is able to print a broad spectrum of engineering materials including but not limited to PVC, PVDF, Nylon 6-6, Nylon CF/GF. These high performance thermoplastic polymers are able to cater to the growing demands of the industry for robust parts with a quick turnaround time.

Ultimaker is the world’s leading desktop FFF printing solution provider. These 21 Ultimaker S3 can be remotely operated to ensure 24/7 monitoring for seamless production requirements.

Key Features:

  • Reliable and robust desktop printer
  • Dual extrusion capabilities for multi-material parts
  • Open filament and software system to enable high performance material and part printing
  • Seamless software integration
  • Remote management system for multiple printer setup

Unleash the Power of Materials

We offer a range of advanced materials that are thoroughly certified with rigorous quality control measures to ensure outstanding printability and performance.

Choose from our extensive range of material and powders that support a wide range of commercial applications and industrial uses for both metal and polymer printing

Technical Data

ABS (Acrylonitrile / Butadiene / Styrene) for Additive Manufacturing

ABS is a thermoplastic material that is ideal for production of strong semi-complex components with a plastic like finish for end product simulation.

Technical Data

PropertyValue
Average Resolution 130 -250 microns
Density of 3D
printed part
1.05 g/cm3

Thermal Properties

PropertyValue
Melting Point Approx. 200℃
Heat Deflection
Temperature
96℃

Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Material

PropertyValue
Tensile Modulus1627 MPa
Tensile Strength22 MPa
Elongation at break6%
Flexural Modulus1800 – 1900 MPa
Flexural Strengtj41 MPa
Notched Izod Impact107

AlSi10Mg Alloy Powder for Additive Manufacturing

AlSi10Mg-0403 alloy comprises Aluminium alloyed with Silicon of mass fraction up to 10%, small quantities of Magnesium and Iron, along with other minor elements.

Generic Data – Wrought Material

PropertyValue
Density2.68 g/cm2
Thermal conductivity130 W/mK to 190 W/mK
Melting range570℃ to 590℃
Coefficient of thermal expansion (Hot Rolled solution annealed)20 μm/mK to 21 μm/mK

Chemical Composition of Powder

ElementMass (%)
AluminiumBalance
Silicon9.00 – 11.00
Magnesium0.25 to 0.45
Iron< 0.25
Nitrogen< 0.20
Oxygen< 0.20
Titanium< 0.15
Zinc< 0.10
Manganese< 0.10
Nickel< 0.05
Copper< 0.05
Lead< 0.02
Tin< 0.02

Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Material

 As BuiltHIP treated
Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS)
Horizontal Direction (XY)442 MPa ± 6 MPa334 MPa ± 1 MPa
Vertical direction (Z)417 MPa ± 27 MPa339 MPa ± 6 MPa
Yield Strength
Horizontal Direction (XY)264 MPa ± 2 MPa211 MPa ± 2 Mpa
Vertical direction (Z)206 MPa ± 6 MPa174 MPa ± 4 Mpa
Elongation at Break
Horizontal Direction (XY)9 % ± 1 %9 % ± 2 %
Vertical direction (Z)6 % ± 2 %4 % ± 1 %
Modulus of Elasticity
Horizontal Direction (XY)71 GPa ± 5 GPa71 GPa ± 2 Gpa
Vertical direction (Z)68 GPa ± 2 GPa66 GPa ± 3 GPa
Hardness (Vickers)
Horizontal Direction (XY)119 HV0.5 ± 5 HV0.5103 HV0.5 ± 5 HV0.5
Vertical direction (Z)123 HV0.5 ± 2 HV0.598 HV0.5 ± 5 HV0.5
Surface Roughness (Post heat treatment)
Horizontal Direction (XY)5 μm to 9 μm
Vertical direction (Z)7 μm to 9 μm

In718-0405 Alloy Powder for Additive Manufacturing

In718-0405 alloy comprises nickel mass fraction up to 55% alloyed with iron up to 21% and chromium 21% along with other minor elements. Properties include high strength, excellent corrosion resistance and a working temperature range between -250oC and 650oC (-418oF to 1200oF).

Generic data – wrought material

PropertyValue
Density8.19 g/cm2
Thermal conductivity6 W/mK to 12 W/mK
Melting range1260℃ to 1336℃
Coefficient of thermal expansion12 μm/mK to 16 μm/mK

Chemical composition of powder

ElementMass (%)
Nickel50.00 to 55.00
Chromium17.00 to 21.00
IronBalance
Niobium and Tantalum4.75 to 5.5
Molybdenum2.80 to 3.30
Titanium0.65 to 1.15
Cobalt≤ 1.00
Aluminium0.20 to 0.80
Manganese≤ 0.35
Silicon≤ 0.35
Copper≤ 0.30
Carbon0.02 to 0.05
Nitrogen≤ 0.03
Oxygen≤ 0.03
Phosphorous≤ 0.015
Sulphur≤ 0.015
Calcium≤ 0.01
Magnesium≤ 0.01
Selenium≤ 0.005
Boron≤ 0.005

Mechanical properties of 3D printed material

 As BuiltHIP treated
Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS)
Horizontal Direction (XY) 1057 MPa ± 11 MPa1289 MPa ± 4 Mpa
Vertical direction (Z) 943 MPa ± 38 MPa1228 MPa ± 24 Mpa
Yield Strength
Horizontal Direction (XY) 753 MPa ± 8 MPa958 MPa ± 8 Mpa
Vertical direction (Z) 639 MPa ± 13 MPa929 MPa ± 10 Mpa
Elongation at Break
Horizontal Direction (XY) 25 % ± 3 %23 % ± 2 %
Vertical direction (Z)19 % ± 8 %17 % ± 4 %
Modulus of Elasticity
Horizontal Direction (XY) 203 GPa ± 10 GPa219 GPa ± 6 Gpa
Vertical direction (Z) 191 GPa ± 9 GPa214 GPa ± 7 Gpa
Hardness (Vickers)
Horizontal Direction (XY) 275 HV0.5 ± 14 HV0.5408 HV0.5 ± 11 HV0.5
Vertical direction (Z) 295 HV0.5 ± 11 HV0.5418 HV0.5 ± 16 HV0.5
Surface Roughness (Post heat treatment)
Horizontal Direction (XY) 1.14 μm to 1.70 μm
Vertical direction (Z) 2.36 μm to 3.0 μm

Maraging Steel for Additive Manufacturing

Material 1.2709 Maraging Steel is a martensite hardening steel that has low warping and very good toughness properties, high extension limit and tensile strength. Uniform contraction at 0.09%. Utilization: Mould and die casting, prototypes, serial parts, springs etc.

Generic Data – Wrought Material

PropertyValue
Density8.1 kg/dm2
Thermal conductivity14.2 W/mK to 28.6 W/mK
Coefficient of
thermal expansion
10.3 μm/mK at 20℃ to 100℃

Chemical Composition of Powder

ElementMass (%)
CarbonMax 0.03
SiliconMax 0.1
ManganeseMax 0.1
Nickel17 – 19
Molybdenum4.5 – 5.2
TitaniumMax 0.8
Cobalt8.5 – 9.5
AluminiumMax 0.1
PhosphorousMax 0.01
SulphurMax 0.01
Chromium Max 0.5

Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Material

PropertyValue
Yield Strength (Rp 0.2) after heat treatment at 510℃2000 N/mm2
Tensile Strength 1100 – 2050 MPa
Elongation directly after generative process / after heat treatment at 510℃11% / 4%
Rockwell Hardness35 – 52 HRC
Modulus of Elasticity120 GPa
Surface roughnessMin Rz 40-60μm
(without finishing)

Multijet Fusion PA 12 (Nylon) for Additive Manufacturing

Multijet Fusion PA12 (Nylon) is a robust thermoplastic that is capable of producing strong structures with very fine details while optimizing part quality as well as cost. The material is ideal for functional prototyping and final part production. IT can provide high density parts with balanced property profiles. PA12 even offers excellent chemical resistance for its finished surfaces.

Technical Data

PropertyValue
Average Resolution 100 – 300 microns
Density of 3D
printed part
1.24 g/cm3

Thermal Properties

PropertyValue
Heat Deflection
Temperature
175℃ (@ 0.45 MPa)
95℃ (@ 1.82 MPa)

Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Material

PropertyValue
Tensile strength48 MPa (XY), 48 MPa (Z)
Elongation at break20% (XY), 15% (Z)
Tensile modulus 1700 MPa (XY) , 1800 MPa (Z)

PLA (Polylactic Acid) for Additive Manufacturing

PLA is a thermoplastic material that is ideal for production of strong semi-complex components with a plastic like finish for end product simulation.

Technical Data

PropoertyValue
Average Resolution 100 – 300 microns
Density of 3D
printed part
1.24 g/cm3

Thermal Properties

PropertyValue
Melting Point120℃ – 150℃
3D Print Nozzle
Temperature
190℃ – 218℃

Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Material

PropertyValue
Tensile strength103 Mpa
Elongation at break180%

Reinforced Nylon for Additive Manufacturing

Nylon reinforced Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, or Fiberglass is a high strength composite 3D printed material that is ideal for prototypes, functional parts, and replacement parts. The high strength to weight ratio rivals most metals and is 24 times stronger than ABS plastic.

Mechanical and Thermal Properties of 3D printed Reinforced Nylon

Also known as stainless steel type 1.4305, Grade 303 stainless steel is the most readily machineable of all the austenitic grades of stainless steel. The machineable nature of grade 303 is due to the presence of Sulphur in the steel composition. Whilst the Sulphur improves machining, it also causes a decrease in the corrosion resistance and a slight lowering of the toughness than 304. Grade 303 is typically used for parts that require heavy machining such as nuts and bolts, screws, gears, aircraft fittings, bushings and shafts.

Property Nylon reinforced CARBON FIBERNylon reinforced KEVLARNylon reinforced FIBERGLASS
Tensile Strength (MPa)700610590
Tensile Modulus (GPa)502620
Tensile Strain at Break (%)1.55.55.5
Flexural Strength (MPa)470190210
Flexural Modulus (GPa)482421
Flexural Strain at Break (%)1.22.11.2
Compressive Strength (MPa)32097140
Compressive Modulus (GPa)502620
Compressive Strain at Break (%)0.71.50.7
Heat Deflection Temperature (℃)105105105

Stainless Steel 316L Alloy Powder for Additive Manufacturing

SS 316L alloy is an authentic stainless steel which comprises iron alloyed with chromium of mass fraction up to 18%, nickel up to 14% and molybdenum up to 3%, along with other minor elements. The alloy is an extra-low carbon variation on the standard 316 alloy.

Generic Data – Wrought Material

PropertyValue
Density7.99 g/cm2
Thermal conductivity16.22 W/mK
Melting range1,371℃ to 1,399℃
Coefficient of thermal expansion
(Hot Rolled solution annealed)
16 10-6 K-1

Chemical Composition of Powder

ElementMass (%)
IronBalance
Chromium16.00 to 18.00
Nickel10.00 to 14.00
Molybdenum2.00 to 3.00
Manganese< 2.00
Silicon< 1.00
Nitrogen< 0.10
Oxygen< 0.10
Phosphorous< 0.045
Carbon< 0.03
Sulphur< 0.03

Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Material

 As BuiltHIP treated
Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS)
Horizontal Direction (XY)683 MPa ± 3 MPa614 MPa ± 1 MPa
Vertical direction (Z)588 MPa ± 3 MPa577 MPa ± 2 MPa
Yield Strength
Horizontal Direction (XY)571 MPa ± 6 MPa236 MPa ± 8 MPa
Vertical direction (Z)492 MPa ± 12 MPa236 MPa ± 8 MPa
Elongation at Break
Horizontal Direction (XY)46 % ± 1 %58 % ± 2 %
Vertical direction (Z)54 % ± 5 %65 % ± 9 %
Modulus of Elasticity
Horizontal Direction (XY)179 GPa ± 16 GPa166 GPa ± 19 GPa
Vertical direction (Z)158 GPa ± 8 GPa171 GPa ± 23 GPa
Hardness (Vickers)
Horizontal Direction (XY)224 HV0.5 ± 6 HV0.5
Vertical direction (Z)244 HV0.5 ± 6 HV0.5
Surface Roughness (Post heat treatment)
Horizontal Direction (XY)5 μm to 7 μm
Vertical direction (Z)5 μm to 6 μm

Stainless Steel 303 for Additive Manufacturing

Generic Data – Wrought Material

PropertyValue
Density8.03 g/cm2
Thermal conductivity16.3 W/mK
Melting range1,455℃
Modus of elasticity193 GPa
Coefficient of thermal expansion17.3 x 10-6 K-1

Chemical Composition of Powder

ElementMass (%)
Carbon0.15max
Manganese2
Silicon1
Phosphorus0.2
Sulphur0.15min
Chromium17-19
Nickel8-Oct

Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Material

Tensile Strength500 MPa
Proof Stress 0.2% 190 MPa
Elongation A535%
Hardness Rockwell (HB)262max

Stainless Steel 304 for Additive Manufacturing

Grade 304 is the standard “18/8” austenitic stainless; it is the most versatile and most widely used stainless steel, available in the widest range of products, forms and finishes. It has excellent forming and welding characteristics. Grade 304L, the low carbon version of 304, does not require post-weld annealing and so is extensively used in heavy gauge components (about 5mm and over). Grade 304H with its higher carbon content finds application at elevated temperatures. The austenitic structure also gives these grades excellent toughness, even down to cryogenic temperatures. Grade 304 can be severely deep drawn without intermediate annealing, which has made this grade dominant in the manufacture of drawn stainless parts such as sinks, hollow-ware and saucepans. For severe applications it is common to use special “304DDQ” (Deep Drawing Quality) variants.

Generic Data – Wrought Material

PropertyValue
Density8.03 g/cm2
Thermal conductivity16.3 W/mK
Melting range1,455℃
Modus of elasticity193 GPa
Coefficient of
thermal expansion
17.3 x 10-6 K-1

Chemical Composition of Powder

ElementMass (%)
Carbon0.07
Manganese2
Silicon0.75
Phosphorus0.045
Sulphur0.03
Chromium17.5-19.5
Nickel8-10.5
Nitrogen0.1

Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Material

Tensile Strength485-515 MPa
Proof Stress 0.2% 170-205 Mpa
Elongation A540 % min
Hardness Rockwell B (HR B)92 max
Hardness Brinell (HB)201 max

Ti6A14V Alloy Powder for Additive Manufacturing

Ti6A14V alloy comprises Titanium alloyed with Aluminium of mass fraction up to 6.75%, small quantities of Vanadium and Iron, along with other minor elements.

Generic Data – Wrought Material

PropertyValue
Density4.42 g/cm2
Thermal conductivity6 W/mK to 8 W/mK
Melting range1,635℃ to 1,665℃

Chemical composition of powder

ElementMass (%)
Aluminium6
Vanadium4
Carbon0.03
Iron0.1
Oxygen0.015
Nitrogen0.01
Hydrogen0.003
TitaniumBalance

Mechanical properties of 3D printed material

PropertyValue
Yield Strength (Rp 0.2)950 MPa
Ultimate Tensile Strength (Rm)1020 MPa
Elongation14%
Reduction of Area40%
Fatigue Strength @ 600 Mpa10,000,000 cycles
Rockwell Hardness33 HRC
Modulus of Elasticity120 GPa

ZP151 Composite Powder (Sandstone) for Additive Manufacturing

ZP151 is a composite material ideal for full coloured products that require rigidity and colour clarity.

Material Composition

Material% by weight
Plaster < 70
Vinyl Polymer< 20
Carbohydrate< 10

Technical Data

PropertyValue
Softening
Temperature
60 – 70℃
Melting Point1450℃
Density2.6 – 2.7 g/cm3

Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Material

PropertyValue
(with Z bond)
Value
(with Z-Max 90)
Flexural modulus7163 MPa10680 Mpa
Tensile strength14.2 MPa26.4 Mpa
Elongation at break0.23%0.21%
Modulus of Elasticity9450 MPa12560 Mpa
Flextural Strength 31.1 MPa44.1 MPa