Moving to Metal

  • Joan Horvath


It is possible to 3D print in metal starting with a powder that is fused (sintered) by a laser or glued with a binder. As of this writing, this remains a very expensive process, and these are not desktop consumer printers. However, there are ways to move from a 3D print in plastic to a cast metal object relatively cheaply. 3D printing can make traditional prototyping processes faster and more efficient.


Mold Cavity Plaster Cast Investment Casting Sand Casting Traditional Casting 

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© Joan Horvath 2014

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  • Joan Horvath
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  1. 1.CAUS

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