17-4 PH Stainless Steel (DM Shop System)

17-4 PH Stainless Steel

A Desktop Metal® qualified material for the Shop System™

17-4 PH Stainless Steel is a martensitic precipitation - hardened stainless steel. It’s known for its corrosion resistance and high levels of strength and hardness, especially when heat treated.

Metal alloy for the manufacturing floor

17-4 PH stainless steel is an excellent material with great mechanical properties, long lifetime, high hardness, and mild corrosion resistance. This metal alloy is the perfect choice for the traditional operating environments of a manufacturing floor.
It can be heat-treated to a variety of hardness and toughness levels, allowing users to customize the post-sintering properties in order to suit a wide variety of applications.

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Manufacturing Machinery

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Chemical Processing

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Food Processing

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Pump Components

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Valving, Fasteners

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Jigs and Fixtures

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Clutch Plate

Manufacturing - Automotive 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

This clutch plate connects an electric motor to the crankshaft to start a motorcycle.

Full Description

By 3D printing this clutch plate, only critical dimensions need to be machined, saving machinist labour, and CNC machine time and reducing part cost. Traditional machining of this part would require multiple setups and multiple machining operations.

  • Size (mm): 80 x 80 x 15
  • Cost per part: $49.57
  • Parts per build: 29
  • Weekly throughput: 200
  • Binder Jetting Technology™

Fuel Swirler

Material: 17-4 PH Stainless Steel (Shop Systems)

This swirler is used to push the diesel fuel mix into the burner.

Full Description

Small changes to the geometry can have drastic effects on burner performance, fuel efficiency, power output, etc.
3D printing it on the Shop System™ allowed for the part to be produced with no tooling, allowing for the printed geometry to be changed easily in order to adapt to different burners and fuel mixes.

In terms of ROI, 3D printing these parts using the binder jetting technology translated into a short manufacturing lead time and lower part cost.

  • Size (mm): 30 x 30 x 10
  • Cost per part: $8.22
  • Parts per build: 299
  • Throughput per week: 1,496


  • Metal Binder Jetting™

Gear Shift Knob

17-4 PH Stainless Steel

This customized gear knob is one of the best examples of mass customization of 3D printed parts.

Full Description

Expand design flexibility and avoid warehousing costs with the Shop System. The 3D printing of this custom gear shift knob on the Shop System™ allowed for its manufacturing in a variety of different designs. Moreover, the production costs and manufacturing lead times were significantly reduced.

  • Size (mm): 70 x 70 x 32
  • Cost per part: $86.94
  • Parts per build: 15
  • Weekly throughput: 137
  • Binder Jetting Technology™

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Sensor Holder

17-4 PH Stainless Steel

This part is used to hold multiple sensors while measurements are taken in a running machine.

Full Description

The Shop System can 3D print parts like this sensor holder which has an intricate geometry. The part was printed with an extreme reduction in both manufacturing lead time and part cost.

3D printing on the Shop System also allows for manufacturing flexibility – when the design needs to be modified to incorporate different sensors, engineers can simply send a revised file to the printer.

  • Size (mm): 37 x 23 x 18
  • Cost per part: $7.80
  • Parts per build: 186
  • Weekly throughput: 1,490
  • Binder Jetting Technology™

Down Hole Tool Slip

17-4 PH Stainless Steel

This part provides a frictional hold between a packer and a pre-existing pipe during oil extraction.

Full Description

This down hole tool slip is a consumable part and is lost after pumping is complete, therefore keeping the price and lead time low is essential. The Shop System allows this part to be manufactured with an accelerated lead time and at a lower cost than traditional manufacturing. Moreover, the part design can be changed for different pumping scenarios.

  • Size (mm): 57 x 23 x 82
  • Cost per part: $56.31
  • Parts per build: 26
  • Weekly throughput: 205
  • Binder Jetting Technology™

Material Properties


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660±40 MPa


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912±35 MPa


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Performance Scale

Corrosion Resistance

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Technical Specifications

Mechanical Properties
Mechanical Properties
  • Yield Strength: 660±40 MPa
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength: 912±35 MPa
  • Elongation at Break: 5.9±2%
  • Young's Modulus: 178±30 GPa
  • Density (g/cc): 7.5-7.66
Surface Roughness
Surface Roughness
  • xy (µm Ra): 4.1
  • z (µm Ra): 8.0

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