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3d Metal Printing Service at Modo Rapid

  1. Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS): DMLS employs a high-power laser to selectively fuse metal powder, layer by layer, according to a 3D model. The process begins with a thin layer of metal powder spread over a build platform. The laser then precisely sinters the powder, solidifying it to form the desired shape. DMLS offers high precision and intricate detail but may be limited in terms of material selection and surface finish.
  2. Electron Beam Melting (EBM): EBM utilizes an electron beam to melt and fuse metal powder in a vacuum environment. The electron beam scans across a layer of metal powder, melting it and fusing it together to create the desired shape. EBM is known for its ability to produce large, complex metal parts with excellent mechanical properties. However, it requires a vacuum environment and may have limitations in terms of surface finish.
  3. Selective Laser Melting (SLM): SLM employs a high-power laser to selectively melt and fuse metal powder layer by layer. The process begins with a layer of metal powder spread over a build platform. The laser then scans the powder, melting it to form the desired shape. SLM offers high precision and is suitable for a wide range of metal materials. However, it may have limitations in terms of part size and build speed.
  4. Selective Laser Sintering (SLS): SLS utilizes a high-power laser to selectively heat and fuse metal powder particles, layer by layer. A thin layer of metal powder is spread over a build platform, and the laser sinters the powder to create the desired shape. SLS is versatile and can produce complex geometries with good mechanical properties. However, it may have limitations in terms of surface finish and part density.
  5. Binder Jetting: Binder Jetting involves jetting a binder material onto a layer of metal powder to selectively bond the powder together. After each layer is printed, the part is heated or cured to solidify the binder and fuse the metal particles. Binder Jetting offers fast printing speeds and can produce large parts economically. However, it may have limitations in terms of mechanical properties and surface finish.






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What is Metal 3D Printing?

Metal 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, constructs parts by layering metal particles together, creating a solid metal component. It’s frequently selected as a substitute for CNC machining or metal casting due to its ability to create parts with the robustness and endurance of metal, while leveraging the design flexibility provided by 3D printing. This technology enables the production of intricate designs, including lattices and topology-generated structures, which are unattainable with traditional CNC machining methods.



Benefits of Metal 3D Printing

Metal 3D printing offers several advantages, making it ideal for producing high-performance, intricate metal parts suitable for various applications. These parts possess isotropic properties, ensuring uniform strength in all directions, and exhibit superior mechanical characteristics comparable to metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, Inconel, tool steel, and stainless steel-bronze composites.

Additionally, 3D metal printing facilitates the consolidation of multiple assembly components into a single part, resulting in stronger structures with fewer potential points of failure, such as threads and inserts.

Compared to traditional machining methods, metal 3D printing streamlines the manufacturing process by directly translating CAD file information into printed parts. This typically leads to cost savings and faster production times, as there are no overhead expenses like tooling set-up, and the printing process is generally quicker. Most metal 3D printed parts can be produced in less than a week.