3D Metalforge announced that it is working with Hitachi Metals Singapore Pte. Ltd (Hitachi Metals Singapore) to expand its range of advanced additive metal powders.
Based on this, 3D Metalforge has successfully printed an impeller for a customer using a new material customized to additive manufacturing – MAT21. MAT21 is an alloy which has superior properties than stainless steel, with high corrosion resistance under various conditions. MAT21 is a Hastelloy grade alloy which has an outstanding resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion as compared to C-22 and C-276 and is used to replace any of these.
The availability of the MAT21 powder and printability of this powder, allowed the customer to compare and qualify the component. Through 3D Metalforge’s technical know-how, the customer now has a readily available solution for Hastelloy parts and may also consider upgrading some parts for improved corrosion resistance.
3D Metalforge will continue working with Hitachi Metals Singapore to enhance its value proposition for oil and gas parts printing, which require high-performance quality such as high corrosion resistance and high strength.