Supplying & Manufacturing of 3D Metal Printers

In the 1980s, rapid prototyping (RP) was introduced to produce a 3D prototype layer-by-layer from a computer-aided design (CAD). With the advancement of RP technique and the need of high-efficiency manufacturing with the ability to produce complex parts, the first additive manufacturing (AM) technique was introduced by researchers in 1986. In the past 30 years, many new AM processes have been developed [1].

The most popular AM process of metallic materials is Laser-based powder bed fusion, including selective laser melting (SLM), selective laser sintering (SLS). In these processes, laser power is usually more than 100W and the thickness of each build layer of laser-based in powder bed fusion (PBF), can be around 20 µm [1].

In addition, each AM machine has its own unique capabilities in manufacturing a product and material intake and wastages. Machine and material costs are the significant factors, which play a major role in cost estimation of the prototypes. However, an alternate strategy is process optimization and consumption of material to reduce the overall cost of the production [2].

It is stated that selecting an appropriate AM technology plays a major role in planning to accelerate the production cycle and enhancement of the design of product. On the other hand, each AM process possess its uniqueness like materials, process parameters, etc. Thus, before initiating an AM process, based on the end user requirements, the type of product to be manufactured and the important parameters should be understood [2].

To get consultation about choosing right AM machine contact us. We are capable to supply and manufacture 3D metal printers (particularly PBF machines) and their related instruments in accordance to your requirements and criteria.

[1]. Yi Zhang, Linmin Wu, Xingye Guo, “Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials: A Review”, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance Volume 27(1) January 2018.

[2]. Manivel Palanisamy, Arivazhagan Pugalendhi & Rajesh Ranganathan, “Selection of suitable additive manufacturing machine and materials through best–worst method”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology volume 107, pages2345–2362 (2020).