Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dare to dream..in your choice of materials

3D Printing with Metal: The final frontier of additive manufacturing

You've probably heard of 3D printing, but at least one company, New York based Shapeways, is doing it in 30 different materials, including metals & ceramics.

"After each layer is deposited, the binder is melted and the metal is temporarily held together until it is fused in a final bake in an oven. The part can be printed entirely in this way, or just a shell can be printed which can then be used to mold metals of a lower melting point."

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