MetalFuse offers a complete solution, consisting of an indirect metal 3D printing process, paired with a special edition of ideaMaker compatible with MIM equipment. With this solution, MetalFuse’s advantages include low overhead costs and the ability to perform batch production. MetalFuse saves more energy and is more environmentally friendly when compared to processes such as CNC and SLM (Selective Laser Melting).
MetalFuse utilizes the Catalytic Debinding process, which leads to 60% off in processing time, and an increase of the part’s density to up to 97% of wrought iron’s density.
By using BASF Forward AM’s metal filaments Ultrafuse 316L and Ultrafuse 17-4 PH, MetalFuse is capable of better printing repeatability and a greater yield rate.
The catalytic debinding furnace (D200-E) and the sintering furnace (S200-C) are used to post-process the “Green Parts”, in a way similar to the process developed based on BASF’s know how coming from Metal Injection Molding (MIM).
A special edition of ideaMaker offers templates optimized for this kind of printing, while taking into account the sintering and debinding process that can be paired with MetalFuse. This special edition ideaMaker also features a simpler slicing process.
A visual interface that needs only one click to select a template, and keeps stored work history available for review.
Filters that clean exhaust gas, bringing them to safe levels and reducing pollution.
300 × 300 × 300 mm/ 11.8 × 11.8 × 11.8 inch
Note: Max model size is subject to the design geometry and filament used (generally within 4 inches at x,y and z direction).
Ultrafuse 316L, Ultrafuse 17-4 PH
Operating Ambient Temperature
15-30°C, 10-90% RH Non-Condensing
BASF Ultrafuse® 17-4PH
Alloy 17-4PH (UNS S17400), Type 630, is a chromium-nickel-copper precipitation-hardening martensitic stainless steel with an addition of niobium. 17-4PH combines high strength and hardness with good corrosion resistance.
BASF Ultrafuse® 316L
Alloy 316/316L (UNS S31600/S31603) is a chromium-nickel-molybdenum austenitic stainless steel developed to provide improved corrosion resistance to Alloy 304/304L in moderately corrosive environments.