By now, we all know that 3D printing software allows us to print a variety of metal parts. Still, the process can be tricky, and a lot can go wrong. So what if you could print an entire part in a virtual copy of the printer, knowing all its possible uses in advance? Read more about this solution in our blog and attend our event on metal printing on October 31st!

Slow and error prone: sound familiar?

If you’re working in engineering and you’re subscribed to an online magazine or blog, the 3D printing process of metal parts will surely have caught your attention. Machine aircraft and automotive parts are manufactured using a method in which material is slowly added to a part. That’s correct: slowly. Experienced additive manufacturers won’t find this shocking at all. They know that the process of printing metal parts is painfully time consuming. And even then, it can still go wrong – through warpage, product cracking, overheating, gasflow issues, or recoater collisions.

The solution: speed up the process big time

What if you could print your entire metal part in a virtual copy of the printer? To reconstruct your process, all you need is a computer, and you will be informed of the possible uses and errors beforehand. EDAG Engineering, Simufact, and The Voestalpine AM Center have developed a full metal light hinge, checking it completely upfront. What this means? You can print full metal parts in mere minutes. Waiting for your airplane to take you to an exotic place? The 3D printer is running at full speed, printing flawless metal parts before you’re up in the air!

Are you active in the world of metal printing?

On October 31st, approximately two months after our Tech&Snack event, we will organize an event on metal printing in collaboration with FLAM3D. The goal is to share knowledge on current successes and bottlenecks, so we can promote things that go well and eliminate hurdles. We will make several laptops available to allow you to simulate your product live. Of course, everyone is welcome. Will we see you then?

Want to know more about the 3D printing of metal parts in a virtual copy of the printer? Watch the video below or contact us right away. We’d be happy to discuss your opportunities.

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