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Will be interesting to see where this goes - Aluminum 3D printing (non-laser)

Will be interesting to see where this goes - Aluminum 3D printing (non-laser)

Will be interesting to see where this goes - Aluminum 3D printing (non-laser)

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Interesting. Resolution and quality appear to be a bit crude, but it's a start. Anyone else know of any other liquid metal systems?

http://www.techbriefs.tv/video/Liquid-Metal-3D-Pri...

http://vadersystems.com/

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RE: Will be interesting to see where this goes - Aluminum 3D printing (non-laser)

This technology has been around for a few years on a larger scale, but this smaller scale is crude. Not sure what application this would be used for.
I hope the resolution and cost can be improved soon.

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RE: Will be interesting to see where this goes - Aluminum 3D printing (non-laser)

Pretty cool, basically looks like it lets you build up equivalent to a conventional casting with homogeneous material unlike alternatives that fuse particles together.

I'm thinking some limitations on geometry as you maybe don't get to play some of the games with supporting structure etc.

However, very cool I've always been a bit skeptical on 3D printing based how far we need to go until we can get material options with good properties cost effectively but this might be getting closer.

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RE: Will be interesting to see where this goes - Aluminum 3D printing (non-laser)

Molten aluminum spray...I assume they have shielding gas around it?

I like this approach, if only for the humor:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFXniBbgbw0

RE: Will be interesting to see where this goes - Aluminum 3D printing (non-laser)

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I would think there would have to be shielding involved. Their website is not a trove of information at this point.

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RE: Will be interesting to see where this goes - Aluminum 3D printing (non-laser)

bture, I think there is a commercial version of building parts by welding (metal FDM I suppose) - or at least it's in development. I think an early post in this forum may have referenced it.

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