The MPIF Standard 35 for powder metallurgy now includes two aluminum alloys in the 2xxx designation series.
3DEO are, like Desktop Metal, aiming to make metal 3D printing more affordable. And like Desktop Metal and Markforged, they are using MIM powders and a secondary sintering step to achieve that. However the big difference comes in their process, 3DEO describes six steps to achieving a finished metal part that is more affordable and meets the high industry benchmark MPIF Standard 35 while still achieving tight tolerances.
A Los Angeles-based company is working a new 3D metal printing process that could prove popular.
3DEO is a new startup that has developed their own patent-pending 3D metal printing process. Like many 3D metal printing processes, 3DEO starts with metal powder.
However, it’s not the same type of metal powder required by other 3D metal printing processes. Those processes require very fine particles because the resolution of the final object is a function of the particle size: the laser fuses the particles together.