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Metal 3D Printing Industrial Examples

3D Printing Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing Industrial Examples

In contrast to lots of the media hype around 3D printing / additive manufacturing, we take a strictly industry-based approach to look at how this technology can be exploited for better products and commercial gain.

Understanding how manufacturing businesses are using 3D Printing in industry provides ideas and inspiration for engineering consultants, CAD designers and smaller manufacturers.

Considering this, below you'll find a range of real-world practical applications where 3D Printing is making a big impact in industry.  Of particular interest to engineers is metal 3D printing.

Metallic additive manufacturing processes include Selective Laser Melting, Direct Laser Metal Sintering, Electron Beam Melting, Direct Metal Deposition and Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing. Metal printed components are used in a range of industries including defence, tooling, medical, dentistry, automotive and aerospace.

Have a look around to see what others are doing and be inspired to enhance your own product development, prototyping and production processes. Get involved! 

Courtesy of TRUMPF

Courtesy of Netfab

How Does It Work - BeAM Metal 3D Printing, Courtesy of BeAM Machines

The World's Largest 3D Printer - BBC Click

By 3DPI.TV and Optomec

3D Printed Aluminum Intake Manifold - Laser Melting Process (by Papadakis Racing)

Courtesy of E&T Magazine

Courtesy of 3DPI.TV

Courtesy of 3DPI.TV

Electron Beam Gun 3d Printed Titanium Metal Samples by Arcam (Courtesy of Electrictv)

3D Printing to get to Mars? Courtesy of

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3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing... Genuine Transformative Technology or Over-hyped by the media? Have your say...

There's been a lot said about 3D Printing / Additive manufacturing. But for manufacturing industry what do you think its true potential is? And is it starting to fulfil that potential?

Some manufacturers have had tangible results. But what's your experience? We’re interested so please let us know!

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