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Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

3DEO in the News: 3DEO Reaches Surface Finishing Milestone

Posted by 3DEO on Jun 6, 2019 1:54:00 PM

We caught up with 3DEO last week and discovered they have reached a significant milestone.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, Surface Finish

3DEO in the News: Understanding Surface Finish in Metal 3D Printing of Valves

Posted by 3DEO on Sep 24, 2018 10:00:04 AM

While metal AM provides a host of positive advantages, it’s important to understand the realities of as-printed surface roughness. This understanding will help valve design and engineering teams understand the costs associated with bringing 3D printed parts to a suitable finish.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, Metal Additive Manufacturing, Surface Finish

Understanding Surface Finish in Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Jun 4, 2018 1:13:21 PM

While metal AM brings with it a host of positive advantages, it’s important to understand the realities of as-printed surface roughness. This understanding will help design/engineering teams understand the costs associated with bringing 3D printed parts to a suitable finish.


Metal additive manufacturing is quickly making a name for itself as an up-and-coming manufacturing technology. The shift in transitioning from traditional manufacturing to metal 3D printing is being driven by a variety of advantages, including product-development flexibility and the ability to produce parts so complex they’d be impossible using conventional methods. While these positives are significant, there’s one area in which metal AM has historically struggled relative to other techniques: surface finish.

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Topics: Cost, Metal AM Processes, Surface Finish