In a collaboration between Daimler AG, BASF SE and AIM3D GmbH, the properties of printed components using the CEM process were investigated in detail. In these investigations, the mechanical properties of printed parts made from the Catamold® EVO 316-L were compared with the properties of conventional metal injection moulded parts (MIM) made from the same material. Both the density values after sintering and the determined strengths show that the properties of the 3D printed components are comparable to the properties of series production.
directional dependence Yield strength Rp0.2
*Results: “Kopp, Alexander: Potenzialermittlung von Additiven Fertigungsverfahren (3D-Drucken)
für metallische Fahrzeugstrukturbauteile in der Serienproduktion [expected title], unpublished and not yet completed masterthesis, University of Stuttgart/ Daimler AG, 2018“