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What is Metal 3D Printing?

Posted on Apr 02, 2020 by Cullen Hikene

Metal 3D printing is a fast, accurate and cost-effective method to produce one-off prototype components and the economical manufacture of small series parts for testing purposes or as final production components for use in many different environments, without the investment in time and money of conventional tooling.

If you need a high-quality metal 3D Printing service, take stock of the different technologies out there, as they offer different benefits and performances for different parts. We offer the most comprehensive list in the industry, and technologies include powder bed fusion, extrusion, directed energy deposition, binder jetting, cold spray and more.  Materials span across aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, inconel, and more.

What are Metal 3D Printing Processes?

3D Printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of building objects layer-by-layer, adding material as you go. Its emergence as a tool for not only prototyping but also for functional applications (e.g., replacement parts, tooling) and production parts (that commonly wouldn’t be achievable any other way) provided the inspiration for 3Diligent. Below are overviews of our different metal additive technologies. Click into any of these process options for more information, including additional perspective on our resin, plastic, gypsum technologies, or simply submit an RFQ and our team will identify and present the most economical solution that meets the requirements of your particular application.

Click here to visit our Resources section for more information about the history of 3D Printing and how additive manufacturing can fit into your business strategies for prototyping, replacement parts, tooling, and production parts that call for additive manufacturing’s unique abilities.

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