Metal 3D Printing Guides

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Why Metal 3D Printing is Ideal for Surgical Device Components

Explore how and when metal 3D printing is the ideal fabrication method for surgical device production, including distal device components and end effectors, robotics elements, and components for next-generation endoscopes. You will learn about the potential with additive manufacturing–even in high-volume production–for speed to market, innovation through new design possibilities, and how to lower the risk of manufacturing.

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Patented Metal 3D Printing Technology for High Volume Production

Intelligent Layering® is 3DEO’s proprietary, patented metal 3D printing technology. For the first time in metal 3D printing, 3DEO is winning high-volume production orders versus CNC machining and metal injection molding (MIM).

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Metal 3D Printed Surface Finish

The surface finish of a component can be a crucial parameter. It can be important to ensure quality, negate corrosive effects, or reduce friction for mating components. Because of this, manufacturers making parts in production need to understand how to evaluate the quality of a part’s surface texture.

Explorable surface finish topics:

  • Surface finishing processes
  • Finish options in 3D printing
  • Surface roughness
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Metal Injection Molding Versus Metal 3D Printing

Manufacturers searching for a cost-effective way to make small and complex metal parts for production by and large only have two options: metal injection molding (MIM) or investment casting. Metal 3D printing is the new entrant to the scene, and for the first time in a long while adds another option to the engineer’s toolkit.

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