How Metal 3D Printing is ‘Dramatically’ Changing the Industry:
In the last few years, metal 3D printing has become increasingly popular. And rightfully so: each material offers a unique combination of practical and aesthetic properties to suit a variety of products, be it prototypes, miniatures, jewelry, functional parts or even kitchenware.
One reason metal 3D printing has become such a hot topic is that parts can be serially 3D printed for mass production. In fact, some parts created with metal 3D printing are already just as good, if not better, than those manufactured by traditional methods.
In traditional manufacturing, making metal and plastic objects can be a wasteful process. Plenty of chunky parts are produced and surplus material used. When aircraft makers manufacture metal parts, up to 90% of the material is cut away. 3D printing metal parts uses less energy and reduces waste to a minimum. And finished 3D printed products can be up to 60% lighter than their machined counterparts. The aviation industry alone saves billions of dollars through this weight reduction, mainly due to fuel.
Although you can’t technically print with pure metal on your desktop machine, there are a number of metal-filled plastic filaments that provide a metallic aesthetic to your prints.
THE LATEST IN METAL 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY
Before we get into the basics of metal 3D printing, let’s take a glance at the latest innovations in this expansive field. Over the past couple of years, a number on new players have emerged, transforming the landscape of the traditional metal 3D printer.
Although metal 3D printing is not quite at the consumer level, the technology has taken many strides. What once was confined to industrial-sized and expensive machines is now becoming accessible to small-to-medium businesses.
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