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Metal 3D Printing

The popularity of 3D printing is directly related to the technology’s exciting possibilities and benefits. When 3D printing is used to create metal parts, the layer-by-layer approach allows for the creation of parts without the use of a mold or casting.

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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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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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The Economics of 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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The Standards of Quality in Metal 3D Printing

The 3D printing industry hasn’t historically held itself to the same quality standards as traditional manufacturers. When you order a part from traditional manufacturing, you expect the parts to be exactly as you ordered them. This guide will give you a glimpse into how to leverage additive manufacturing in production so that whether it’s the 10th part or the 10,000th part, they’re all the same.

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