Ultimate Guide to Metal 3D Printing

An Introductory Guide

Ultimate Guide to Metal 3D Printing

Why it matters: 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. Typically, the time required to make the tooling for different traditional manufacturing processes can range from a few weeks to several months, with no parts being produced in the meantime.

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Understanding Surface Finish in Metal 3D Printing

In order to continue to widen the addressable range of manufacturing needs metal AM can meet, it’s imperative that surface finish in metal AM improve dramatically. That’s why 3DEO has made significant investments to achieve what is commonly called “the best surface finish in metal 3D printing,” including:

  • As printed finish
  • Black nitride finish
  • Bead blasted finish
  • Polished finish