High-hardness ferrous metal matrix composite (MMC) parts have been produced in a one-step 3D-printing process using a new nanosteel powder. The NanoSteel Company worked with an unnamed process development partner to adapt its nanosteel powders to laser sintering, producing a 99.9% dense, crack-free part with wear resistance it says is comparable to M2 tool steels made with conventional subtractive manufacturing.

Renaissance Services helps manufacturers with their 3D printing processes.

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