FDM 3D Printing Material

Stainless steel Ultrafuse® 316L (1.4404), BASF

FDM material for low-cost, components with increased corrosion resistance

Additiv gefertigtes Metall Bauteil Ultrafuse 316 L



  • Tensile strength (ISO 6892-1): 561 MPa
  • Tensile strength: high (>80 MPa)
  • Elongation at break (ISO 6892-1): 53%
  • Yield strength Rp 0.2 (ISO 6892-1): 251 MPa
  • Impact strength Charpy (notched) (ISO 148-1): 111 kJ/m2
  • Impact strength: medium (53-139 J/m)
  • Vickers hardness (ISO 6507-1): 128 HV10
  • Increased corrosion resistance
  • Material data sheet: external link, BASF Forward AM, Ultrafuse® 316L

Material Type

  • Metal


  • Bead blasting, for robust, non-sensitive and matt surfaces
  • Polishing for high gloss surfaces

Material Color

  • Metal


  • Machine parts
  • Spare parts
  • Tools, gauges and devices


  • For applications in humid and salty environments
  • Pipe connections
  • Spare parts e.g. for packaging equipment
  • Tools, jigs and fixtures.

Ultrafuse® 316L stainless steel from BASF (1.4542), is processed using FDM additive manufacturing technology. Components are printed together with a binder. The parts are then freed from the binder and sintered in a furnace.