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3DEO in the News: A Counterintuitive Approach to Printing Metal Parts

Automotive Metal 3D Printing additive manufacturing

3DEO in the News: A Counterintuitive Approach to Printing Metal Parts

Posted by 3DEO on Jan 17, 2019 8:43:00 AM

ADP_logoHybrid additive/subtractive systems for printing and finishing metal parts have been around for years now. With these systems, a part is completely printed and then is brought to necessary tolerances (i.e., edges, details, surface finish) through machining. It’s always been “first build it, then cut and polish it.”

A process developed by 3DEO Inc. (3deo.co) uses a radically different hybrid method.

3DEO’s process makes metal 3D printed production parts to spec in a counterintuitive way. The company’s Intelligent Layering system, like other liquid binder systems, applies a binder to a bed of metal powder to build a part that will eventually be sintered in a furnace. While some systems apply the binder only where it is needed to build up the part, Intelligent Layering instead goes wide: the binder is applied uniformly over the entire powder bed.

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Topics: Automotive, Metal 3D Printing, additive manufacturing