Desktop Metal, the company committed to making 3D printing accessible to engineers and manufacturers, recently announced the launch of 4140 chromoly steel for the Studio System™, the office-friendly metal 3D printing system for prototyping and low volume production. One of the most versatile chromoly steels, 4140 is characterized by its toughness, high tensile strength, and abrasion and impact resistance, making it a key all-purpose steel for industrial applications.
Early applications of 4140 parts printed with the Studio System illustrate the benefits across a variety of industries, including automotive, oil and gas, pumps and hydraulics, agriculture and defense, among others.
4140 is the latest addition to the Studio System materials library, which also includes H13 tool steel, and 316L and 17-4 PH stainless steels. Desktop Metal plans to introduce additional core metals to its portfolio, including superalloys, carbon steels, and copper.