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Stainless Steel 316L

Excellent corrosion resistance and ductility, and ideal for highly complex end-use metal parts.

Average Lead Time:

8-10 Business Days


3D Printers Used:

EOS M100


Colors Available: 


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Material Overview

Stainless Steel 316L is printed using a Powder Bed Fusion manufacturing technology known as Direct Metal Laser Sintering. This process offers consistent mechanical properties and finish with layer heights down to 30 µm. The raw finish of the part is granular with a consistent matte finish. Parts can be post machined, drilled, welded, polished and coated to achieve a variety of different finishes.


316L via DMLS is primarily used in industries that require high customization of limited run complex parts. Applications include aerospace for producing strong mechanical parts, automotive due to the high corrosion resistance as well as in medical devices thanks to its biocompatibility.


Small, complex, hollow or lattice structures are ideal for printing in DMLS, whereas simple, bulky or dense parts are typically best suited to CNC machining.





Material Datasheet

DMLS Design Guideline
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General Applications

  • High Temperature Parts
  • Simplified assemblies
  • Under the hood automotive parts
  • Moisture & Humidity Resistant
  • Functional brackets & assemblies

Material Characteristics

Thermal Stability