Aluminum 3D Printing Service

3D-printed aluminum offers high temperature and corrosion resistance and an excellent strength-to-weight ratio

Aluminum (AlSi10Mg) is comparable to a 3000 series alloy that is used in casting and die casting processes. It has good strength-to-weight ratio, high temperature and corrosion resistance, and good fatigue, creep and rupture strength. AlSi10Mg also exhibits thermal and electrical conductivity properties. Final parts built in AlSi10Mg receive stress relief application.

Primary Benefits

  • High stiffness and strength relative to weight
  • Thermal and electrical conductivity
  • High temperature and corrosion resistance

 


Aluminum (AlSi10Mg) Material Properties

 

Resolution Condition Ultimate Tensile Strength Yield Stress Elongation  Hardness
Aluminum
(AlSi10Mg) 
High (20 μm) Stress Relieved 39 ksi 26 ksi 15% 42 HRB
Normal (30 μm) Stress Relieved 50 ksi 33 ksi 8% 59 HRB
Large Format (40 μm) Stress Relieved 43 ksi 27 ksi 10% 50 HRB

 

 

Resolution Condition Ultimate Tensile Strength Yield Stress Elongation  Hardness
Aluminum
(AlSi10Mg) 
High (20 μm) Stress Relieved 268 Mpa 180 Mpa 15% 46 HRB
Normal (30 μm) Stress Relieved 345 Mpa 228 Mpa 8% 59 HRB
Large Format (40 μm) Stress Relieved 296 MPa 186 MPa 10% 50 HRB

 

*All of the figures contained on this data sheet are approximate and dependent on a number of factors, including but not limited to, machine and process parameters. The information provided is therefore not binding and not deemed to be certified


3D-Printed Aluminum Part Dimensions

Maximum part size and minimum feature size will vary based on selected resolution. 3D-printed aluminum is available in high, normal, and large format resolutions.

  Resolution US Metric
Maximum Dimensions High (20 μm) 3.8 in. x 3.8 in. x 3.7 in. 98mm x 98mm x 94mm
Normal (30 μm) 9.6 in. x 9.6 in. x 13.0 in. 244mm x 244mm x 330mm
Large Format (40 μm) 31.5 in. x 15.7 in. x 19.7 in. 800mm x 398mm x 500mm
Minimum Feature Size High (20 μm) 0.015 in. 0.381mm
Normal (30 μm) 0.030 in. 0.762mm
Large Format (40 μm) 0.0015 in. 0.381mm

Large Aluminum 3D-Printed Parts

In need of larger additive parts? Our large format 3D printer can support aluminum material and has a build volume of 31.5 in. x 15.7 in. x 19.7 in. (800mm x 400mm x 500mm). 

Applications for 3D-Printed Aluminum

Due to its high strength-to-weight ratio, 3D-printed aluminum is frequently used in the automotive and aerospace industries for parts such as:

  • Gearboxes
  • Housings
  • Brackets
  • Heat exchangers
  • Engine parts


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