INTRODUCING 15-5 PH STAINLESS STEEL: A HIGH-STRENGTH, CORROSION-RESISTANT ALTERNATIVE
We are excited to announce the addition of 15-5 PH stainless steel to our material selection. This precipitation-hardened stainless steel, containing approximately 15% chromium and 5% nickel, offers exceptional strength, durability, and corrosion resistance. Developed as an easier-to-process alternative to the older 17-4 PH, 15-5 PH stainless steel is a martensitic steel that boasts high hardness and stands out from other stainless steel families.
- Exceptional durability at room temperature.
- Good mechanical properties up to 300°C (572°F).
- High strength and hardness.
- Excellent corrosion resistance as a stainless steel.
COMPARISON WITH OTHER MATERIALS
When compared to other materials in our selection, such as martensitic tool steel (1.2709) and austenitic stainless steel 316L, 15-5 PH stainless steel offers a combination of stiffness and good corrosion resistance, making it suitable for various applications. The strength can be further increased with a single low-temperature heat treatment.
15-5 PH stainless steel is ideal for parts requiring high corrosion resistance, sterilizability, or exceptional hardness and strength. Common applications include:
- Structural parts in the aviation industry.
- Structural parts for the healthcare sector.
- Valves, gears, and axles.
- Oil and gas components.
- Nuclear reactor components.
3D PRINTING WITH 15-5 PH STAINLESS STEEL
Utilizing high-power laser technology, we can create precise and durable 15-5 PH stainless steel parts through selective laser melting (SLM). This method ensures stronger and tougher components compared to standard laser sintering (SLS). Additionally, 3D printing enables the production of complex parts that may not be possible using traditional manufacturing methods.
Finished parts can be machined, spark machined, welded, shot blasted, polished, and coated to meet customer specifications and industry standards.
BENEFITS OF 3D PRINTING WITH 15-5 PH STAINLESS STEEL
- Rapid production of complex and high-quality components.
- Cost-effective series manufacturing.
- Accelerated product development and time to market.
- Customizable designs and optimized material usage.
If you have any questions about the properties of 15-5 PH stainless steel or its suitability for your application, our team of experts is here to help. Let us bring your ideas to life with this high-performance material, ensuring the best quality for your finished parts.