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Steel-Carbon Nano Tube Metal Matrix Composites through Additive Manufacturing

Salient Features:

  • High strength
  • Light weight
  • Complex-geometry parts
  • Less lead-time


  • Maximum build volume : 250X 250X 150 mm
  • Matrix material : Stainless Steel
  • Reinforcement material : Carbon Nanotubes

Work piece accuracies:

Level of Development:


Status of Commercialization:

Ready for Technology Transfer

Major Raw materials Utilised:

  • Steel powders
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Substrates

Major Plant Equipment and Machines required:

Direct Metal Laser Sintering additive manufacturing machine and General purpose manufacturing facilities like lathe, milling and grinding machines etc.

Techno economics:

Potential exists for manufacturing of high strength and light-weight complex parts for Aerospace, Automotive, Energy etc.

Technology Package

Methodology & Process parameters