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White Paper: Selecting the Right Material for 3D Printing

Regardless of the manufacturing process, the material used will have an impact on the end part. Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is unique in that the material properties are different depending on which 3D printing process is used. This remains true even when the alloy or thermoplastic being printed is almost identical to what would be used in other manufacturing processes.

In addition to the specific properties of 3D-printed materials, material suppliers don’t often publish material specifications and users are often provided only a single data sheet with limited information. This can make it difficult to design for 3D printing.

In this 14-page whitepaper, you will learn information that will aid in the characterization and selection of materials for three industrial 3D printing processes:
  • Direct metal laser sintering
  • Selective laser sintering
  • Stereolithography


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