Welcome to MacLean Formetrix

MacLean Formetrix is a tooling solutions and advanced materials provider specializing in 3D-printable steel alloys with exceptional hardness and toughness. MacLean Formetrix's tool steel powders are designed for demanding applications and to be easily printed on a variety of standard laser powder bed fusion printing platforms.

The advanced materials from MacLean Formetrix enable the significant advantages of Additive Manufacturing for many segments of the tool, die, mold, and specialty part industries.


Additive Manufacturing

MacLean Formetrix L-40

MacLean Formetrix's L-40 is a patented, high-performance steel alloy designed to provide users with an unparalled combination of hardness, ductility, toughness, and 3D-printability. 

 

Key Properties

  • Easy to print (from RT to 200C)

  • Prints crack-free

  • Case hardenable to > 70 HRC

  • Safe - contains zero Cobalt

  • Excellent Core Properties:

Hardness: 46 to 52 HRC

Ductility: > 10% Elongation

Toughness: 65 J (v-notch as printed)

 

Applications

With their remarkable combination of hardness, toughness, and ease of use, MacLean Formetrix high-performance powder materials are a perfect fit for end-users to leverage the benefits of Additive Manufacturing in many of the following applications:

  • Compression Dies

  • Aluminum Die Casting

  • Hot Stamping

  • Injection Molds

  • Specialty Components

Interested?

To purchase our MacLean Formetrix L-40 steel alloy or work with our expert engineers on your next additive manufacturing solution, contact us here.

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