Metal 3D printing

Metal 3D printing is the foundation of industrial additive manufacturing, enabling manufacturers to fabricate complex, lightweight, and high-quality parts from materials like titanium, aluminum, and stainless steel.

The leading family of metal 3D printing technologies is powder bed fusion, which includes selective laser melting (SLM), direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), and electron beam melting (EBM), while other technologies include directed energy deposition and bound metal printing.

Metal 3D printers can be used for prototyping or production — lucrative end-use applications include aerospace engine parts and medical implants.

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