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Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Top 3 Benefits of MIM 17-4 PH Stainless Steel in Firearms Manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

MIM 17-4 PH is a powder metal alloy containing iron, chromium, and nickel. It’s ideal for firearms manufacturers who demand final product integrity, part complexity, and lower cost per part.


1. Maintains Firearms Accuracy with Structural Integrity

In the case of firearms, heat is the enemy of accuracy. Gun models that require steady or repeated discharge, as is the case of many automatic weapons produced for the defense industry, produce heat in the barrel. And that heat leads to expansion of the bore, which, in turn, allows the ordnance to spread. Instead of a tight grouping, a shooter will begin to see looser target patterns.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Firearms, MIM, Heat Treatment, Stainless Steel, 17-4 PH, Corrosion, Hardening