Metal 3D printing
Metal 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing) is a latest manufacturing technology which has the potential to revolutionize the way metal parts are being manufactured traditionally. Very complex and intricate shapes can produced without dies and tooling. It is a ‘Near Net Shape’ manufacturing process where parts are built very close to required dimensions, to be precise, in 0.2 mm accuracy. Metal printing has several sub technologies available in the market such as SLM, DMLS, DMD etc, and Incredible AM is working on SLM process-Selective Laser Melting.
The process begins with the CAD model of a part. The model is sliced into thin layers of 50 microns. 3D printer spreads a layer of metal powder on build plate which is melted by LASER as per CAD model dimensions continuously. The part gets build layer by layer over the period of time. The parts are mechanically strong and dense that can be directly used in Engineering Applications.
3D Printing Applications
Benefits of Metal 3D Printing
at low cost