High Performance Steel for Series Tooling

Maraging steel has excellent mechanical properties and is easily heat-treatable using a simple thermal age-hardening process to obtain excellent hardness and strength. It's a hardenable steel with excellent machinability for many tooling applications.

Overview

Maraging Steel (MS1) is a steel powder that’s characterized by having excellent strength combined with high toughness. Parts are easily machinable after the building process and can by easily post-hardened to more than 50 HRC. This material is ideal for many tooling applications such as tools for injection molding, die casting of light metal alloys, punching, extrusion etc., and also for high performance industrial and engineering parts, for example in aerospace and motor racing applications.

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Maraging Steel DMLS 3D Printing

Material Performance

Material Properties Tensile Strength

Tensile Strength

 1100±100 MPa (XY)
1100±100 MPa (Z)

Yield
Strength

1050±100 MPa (XY)
1000±100 MPa (Z)

Elongation
at Break

(10±4)% (XY)
(10±4)% (Z)

Material Highlights

Features

  • Very high strength
  • Easily machinable
  • Hardenable up to 54 HRC
  • Good thermal conductivity

Uses

  • Series injection molding
  • High volume production
  • Tooling applications such as aluminum die casting
  • High performance parts

 

Performance Scale

 

 

Material Colours

metal

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Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is a laser-based technology of metal 3D printing that uses powdered metals. 3D printing with metal is the ideal alternative to complex designs that machining or casting can’t achieve as it offers the mechanical properties of aerospace standard materials and the design freedom of additive manufacturing. 

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Technical Specifications

PropertiesAs BuiltAfter Age Hardening (at 490 °C)
Ultimate Tensile Strength1100±100 MPa (XY)

1100±100 MPa (Z)

2050±100 MPa

 

Yield Strength (Rp 0.2%)1050±100 MPa (XY)

1000±100 MPa (Z)

1990±100 MPa

 

Elongation at Break(10±4)% (XY)

(10±4)% (Z)

(4±2)%

 

Modulus of Elasticity160±25 GPa (XY)

150±20 GPa (Z)

180±20 GPa

 

Hardness33-37 HV5 50-56 HRC

Applications