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Cobalt Chrome 3D Printing

  • DMLS Parts In As Soon As 3 Days
  • Complex Metal Parts From A Variety of Alloys
  • Functional Metal Prototypes & End-Use Parts
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Cobalt Chrome 3D Printing

Fathom uses the latest 3D printing machinery and modern methods to deliver high-quality cobalt chrome parts to its valued customers. Fathom has the manufacturing solutions that will meet the needs of your time-sensitive, high-complexity, high-precision, or short production run related project.

Why Would You Choose Cobalt Chrome for 3D Printing? / /

Cobalt chrome is a superalloy made of cobalt and chromium. Cobalt chrome or Co28Cr6Mo has multiple advantages, including corrosion resistance. In addition, cobalt chrome is known for its high tensile strength and creep. Cobalt chrome is a good raw material for components used in the medical and aerospace industries.

Cobalt Chrome 3D Printing Services Offered By Fathom / /

Fathom offers multiple additive layer technologies, including cobalt chrome 3d printing. During the cobalt chrome 3D printing manufacturing process, a laser beam melts powdered metal in 20 to 60 micron layers, one on top of the other, creating a bed from powdered metal. Cobalt chrome 3D printing is one of 28 manufacturing services offered by Fathom.

Additive Manufacturing

  • FDM
  • SLS
  • SLA
  • Polyjet
  • MJF
  • DMLS
  • DLS
  • STEP (Evolve)

CNC Machining

  • CNC (3 & 5 Axis)
  • CNC Lathe
  • Precision Grinding
  • Wire & Sinker EDM

Injection Molding

  • Injection Molding
  • Tooling
  • Compression Molding

Metal Cutting and Forming

  • Thermoforming
  • Sheet Metal Punching
  • Sheet Metal Cutting
  • Metal Forming
  • Laser Cutting
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Chemical Etching
  • Welding
  • Micro Cutting

Standalone

  • Die Casting
  • Urethane Casting
  • Composite Layups
  • Extrusion
  • Post Processing & Finishing
    • Pad Printing
    • Powder Coating
    • Bead Blasting
    • Surface Grinding
    • Polishing
    • Anodize
    • Powder Coat Passivate
    • Chemfilm
    • Vacuum Metallization
    • Silkscreen
    • Plating
    • Tumbled

Cobalt Chrome 3D Printing Quote Times / /

Submit your file to Fathom’s SmartQuote online platform for a fast quote within 1 to 24 hours. Does your project require a cobalt chrome 3D printing quote? Do you want to learn about another manufacturing service? Fathom’s metal prototype lead times are as follows:

  • Parts as fast as 5 days

Cobalt Chrome 3D Printing Machines Used by Fathom / /

Fathom’s manufacturing facilities include over 530 machines, including mills, lathes, presses, press brakes, turret punches and additive systems. Fathom has over 12 high-precision DMLS machines specific to metal 3D printing.

In addition to metal 3D printing services, Fathom offers hybridized services that leverage 3d printing of all kinds. Do you want to include metal 3D printing as part of a more complex project? Fathom can handle it. In a recent case study listed below, Fathom delivered 20,000 parts in 27 days using 55+ tools, including multiple 3D printing services:

Case Study //

Real Customers. Real Results.

A customer came to Fathom with a complex project that spanned the technologies and processes of rapid production—and needed it done fast. Fathom delivered.

20,000 Parts // Within 27 Days
55+ Tools to Injection Mold 15,000 Parts First Article in 2 Weeks
15,000

55+ Tools to Injection
Mold 15,000 Parts

First Article in 2 Weeks

3,000+ 3D Printed Parts
3,000

3,000+ 3D
Printed Parts

2,000+ Metal Fabricated Parts
2,000

2,000+ Metal
Fabricated Parts

Hybridized Services Used //

3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing—PolyJet, SLS, MJF.

DFM Analysis + CAD Mods.

CNC Machining. Laser Cutting.

Stamping. Die Cutting. Post-Opp Drilling.

24-hour Turnaround Urethane Casting.

Injection + Compression Molding.

Model Finishing. Insert Assembly.

Advanced Project Management.

Fathom’s Locations for Cobalt Chrome 3D Printing / /

Fathom’s US-based location offers cobalt chrome 3D printing, offering nationwide coverage to the entire United States. Advanced prototyping and manufacturing services by Fathom include injection molding, CNC machining, chemical etching, metal 3D printing, and more. Fathom has delivered over 200,000 quotes to leading US companies and is ready to provide you with a quote today.

Locations include:

HEADQUARTERS
1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016
ITAR

Cobalt Chrome 3D Printing Finishing Processes / /

Finishing may be necessary to help a part achieve a professional surface finish. In addition to enhancing the surface finish and appearance, finishing can add strength, rust resistance, and metal conductivity. Finishing services offered by Fathom include shot peening, electrochemical polishing, CNC finishing and more.

Abrasive Blast (Grit & Ceramic)

Abrasive blasting removes imperfections, rust, or other contaminants from a part’s surface. Abrasive blasting can also prepare the component for a coating application. Different abrasive blasting methods include micro-abrasive blasting, bristle blasting, bead blasting, etc. Steel grit, silicone, carbide, pumice, and other abrasive materials may be used during abrasive blasting.

Shot Peen

Shot peening adds strength and reduces the stress profile of a part. When a part is shot-peened, the part’s surface is hit with multiple shots that cause deformation on the part’s surface. Once a part has undergone the shot peening process, it has a compressive stressed layer.

Optical Polish

Optical finishing produces a superfinish or microfinish on the surface of a component, allowing the part to undergo further processing. Optical finishing is best used for low-volume projects that are not tolerance dependent. Optical polishing creates a brilliant finish while being cost-effective.

Electrochemical Polishing

Electrochemical polishing results in a mirror-like finish on metal surfaces and is sometimes used to prepare a part for further finishing. When a part undergoes the electrochemical polishing process, it is placed into an electrolytic solution alongside a cathode of copper or lead. The part is smoothed by an electric current which moves through the solution.

Abrasive Flow Machining

Abrasive flow machining deburrs and polishes parts. A chemically inactive media is used during abrasive flow machining, removing unwanted material and polishing the part.

Electroplating

Electroplating adds strength and durability to a part by adding a metal layer. During electroplating, metal is dissolved in an electrolytic solution and then transferred to a part’s surface. Copper and zinc are common raw materials used during electroplating.

Micro Machining Process (MMP)

Micro machining results in a part with a mirror-like finish with great technical precision, preserving the geometries of a part. To begin the MMP process, the part is mapped using a profilometer to make a roughness profile. The part is moved to an MMP envelope where micro-milling cutters polish it.

CNC Finishing/Machining

CNC finishing or machining enhances a part’s wear resistance, metal conductivity, strength, rust resistance, etc. Other benefits of CNC finishing include improving the appearance of the part and prepping it for a final coating. Finishing may involve powder coating, bead blasting, passivation or anodizing.

Cobalt Chrome FAQs / /

Q: Does Fathom work with cobalt chrome?

A: Yes, Fathom works with cobalt chroms.

Q: Is Fathom ISO certified?

A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom ITAR certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom AS9100:2016 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: What is AlSi10Mg used for?

A: AlSi10Mg is used to make ductwork, tools, engine parts, housings, etc.

Q: Can you weld AlSi10Mg?

A: Yes, AlSi10Mg can be welded without adding filler material. The resulting weld has added strength.

Q: Can you 3D print cobalt chrome?

A: Yes, cobalt chrome can be 3D printed.

Q: What cobalt chrome is used for 3D printing?

A: CoCrMo or Co28Cr6Mo are used for 3D printing.

Q: Is 3D printed cobalt chrome strong?

A: Yes, 3D printed cobalt chrome has great durability and scratch resistance.

Q: Is 3D printing cobalt chrome expensive?

A: The cost of 3D printing cobalt chrome varies by the quantity ordered, amount of material needed, the complexity of design, labor and more.

Cobalt Chrome 3D Printing Quotes / /

Are you ready to estimate costs or receive a quote on your cobalt chrome 3D printing project? Start today by submitting your file to the SmartQuote online platform. Our team will send you a quote within 24 hours.

Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
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HEADQUARTERS

1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016
ITAR

ARIZONA

444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
ISO 9001:2015
NIST800-171 Compliant
ITAR

COLORADO

7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

MINNESOTA

13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304

TEXAS

1801 Rowe Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016

1513 Sam Bass Rd
Round Rock, TX 78681
ISO 9001:2015
ISO 13485:2016

CALIFORNIA

620 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
NIST 800-171 Compliant
ITAR

FLORIDA

14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

NEW YORK

1920 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
ITAR

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
AS9100:2016
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

ILLINOIS

1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
ISO 9001:2015

1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified

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