Metal Additive Manufacturing

3D Metal Printing or additive manufacturing is a process that joins metal, layer-upon-layer, to make objects from 3D digital models as opposed to removing material from a solid block (traditional subtractive manufacturing).

Formetrix predominantly produces alloys for the laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF or DMLS) printers which are by far the most widely deployed metal additive manufacturing technology. L-PBF also features density levels of over 99% and delivers the highest level of dimensional resolution for 3D printed metals.

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Helpful Links: Learn more about Metal Additive Manufacturing

Metal 3D Printing Overview:

https://www.metal-am.com/introduction-to-metal-additive-manufacturing-and-3d-printing/

Benefits of Metal 3D Printing:

https://www.materialise.com/en/manufacturing/5-reasons-to-3d-print-metal-parts

Laser Powder Bed Fusion Overview:

https://www.protolabs.com/resources/blog/an-overview-of-metal-3d-printing-with-dmls/