BASF Ultrafuse® is stainless steel and has a 20% polymer content. This allows for easy printing on many FFF desktop printers such as Ultimaker and BCN3D.
Ultrafuse® 316L intergrates greater freedom of design with a low total cost of ownership. Part properties such as hardness and strength are acquired through debinding and sintering; processes developed by BASF which has emerged as industry standard.
- Jigs and fixtures
- Series production
- Functional parts and prototypes
- 1.4 to 2 times cheaper than most metal powders, with less hardware investment
- Significant cost advantage for small and medium-sized components
- Overall manufacturing costs decrease significantly with increasing the lot size
- With additive manufacturing, stainless steel parts can be created with a high degree of complexity
- Ultrafuse 316L works with any open FFF printer, resulting in low investment in hardware
- BASF make use of established and highly efficient post-processing technology used in the Metal Injection Moulding Industry
- Due to Ultrafuse 316L being in filament form, it makes it much safer and easier to handle in comparison with fine metal powders.