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BioDur® 108 for Additive Manufacturing

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Investigating An Essentially Cobalt-and Nickel- Free Alloy for Patient Sensitivities and Changing Regulation

During this webinar, Gaurav Lalwani, Ph.D., Medical Applications Development Engineer, and Ron Aman, Ph.D., AM Technology Center Manager, discuss BioDur 108, an FDA approved, essentially nickel- and cobalt-free alternative to other stainless steel options, currently used for several medical applications such as implantable orthopedic devices, high-strength surgical instrumentation and orthodontic devices. In this webinar, we discuss the latest developments on BioDur 108 for additive manufacturing with a focus on powder chemistry and 3D printed components on a Laser Powder Bed Fusion machine. Our preliminary results showcase the realization of cold work properties in a 3D printed component.
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About Carpenter Additive

Combining more than a hundred years of metallurgical leadership with unrivaled knowledge of additive manufacturing technologies, Carpenter Additive is committed to helping customers solve material and process challenges. Developing end-to-end solutions to add consistency, reduce risk, and continuously improve additive manufacturing production, Carpenter Additive offers high quality metal powder, a suite of solutions for material traceability, and contract manufacturing from powder to part.  


Powerful Stainless Steel for High-Quality Manufacturing

Nickel sensitivity in the United States is estimated at 12% by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), and exposure to nickel ions released from the normal wear of medical implants can lead to adverse side effects. BioDur 108 offers a solution—an essentially nickel- and cobalt-free alternative to other stainless steel options.

• Essentially nickel-free stainless steel alloy
• Strong and corrosion-resistant
• Developed in response to patient allergies