Questions tagged [metal-printing]

Questions relating to 3D printers, that create entirely metal parts.

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The weirdest DIY 3D metal printing

I have a very eccentric, weird, unusual and strange idea. I need some advice and serious professional help. I'm interested in 3D printing in PLA a hollow complex structure with 0.2 thickness walls (...
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How do metal infused filaments work?

I am considering making modifications to my Ender 3 so I can print metal-infused PLA, but I'm somewhat unclear on how it works and how the PLA is supposed to be separated from the metal content in ...
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Metal watches 3D printing

I have noticed major watches watch brands do not seem to offer manuals to 3D print your own parts. Is there a reason for this? I would assume in this day and age, with watch repair a dying profession, ...
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Additional mods for printing metal filled filament with Ender 3 V2?

I am thinking about getting into the 3D printing craze and currently looking at purchasing a Creality Ender 3 V2 as an entry-level unit. I would like to print using the normal PLA, PETG, ABS, etc. but ...
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Sunlight powered metal 3D printer

Could concentrated sunlight be used to build a metal 3D printer, sintering or melting metal powder? Related question on physics stack exchange https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/143049/what-...
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Metal sintering layer-by-layer with DLP

As of current technological advancements, there exists Metal 3D printers that make use of Digital Light Processing (DLP) projector to 3D print metal objects. These printers use a mixture of metal ...
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Why is a mold required in isostatic pressing after performing Sintering

After an a object is formed through direct laser sintering, as a post-processing procedure the object is sent for hot-isostatic pressing, In hot isostatic pressing the sintered object is placed in a ...
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Can you recommend professional 3D metal printing books?

I am a fresh graduate student in 3D metal printing. My undergraduate major is mechanical engineering. Later research will focus on the process of metal 3D printing. I hope that you can recommend some ...
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3D Metal Printing

I have been wondering about 3D metal printing (steel, aluminium), but after a short research on google I found only too expensive printers (markforged, desktop metal and a few other industrial ones). ...
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On a LENS printer, does the head move, or is it table that moves when printing?

I'm wanting to know how a LENS printer moves to create 3D prints.
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Can 3D printers print details in the 1/10 of the micrometer for metals?

I'm starting to get familiar with 3D printers. I wish to know if printing details the size of 10-7 m (3.9*10-6 in) is possible these days with metals or any other material. If anyone has ...
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3D printing and coating of heat-resistant objects, such as a turbine blisks or blades

Is it possible to 3D print an axial turbine 2 - 4 inches (50 - 100 mm) in radius, capable withstanding temperatures about 800 - 1000°C and rotation speeds of 100 - 120 x 103 rpm? How expensive is ...
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How to build a metal-based 3D printer? [closed]

I have a hypothetical question. From which parts can I build a metal-based 3D printer and can I buy those parts somewhere?
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Slicer for "metal" 3d printer [closed]

In my last topic I learned that Pronterface can control powder 3D printer provided that the slicer generate g-code for printer which is printing from metal. My question is as follows. Is there a ...
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How to control 3d printer printing in metal? [closed]

I have a question. Home printers are controlled via open-source software such as Pronterface. These printers print mostly in plastic, but how to control the "metal" printer. The principle of the ...
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Why can't powder-based 3D printing techniques create enclosed or hollow structures?

Metal powders are the fastest-growing segment within the 3D printing materials market, and 3D printing with metal offers a range of highly-sought out characteristics, including immense strength, ...
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