Desktop Engineering Blog

Improve your 3D metal printing process

Additive Manufacturing has been around in some form or other since the 90's when stereolitography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS) techniques were used for rapid prototyping components, but with little strength or physical integrity there was limited utility from them.

3D printing of plastic parts can now be achieved on the desktop with a printer costing hundreds of pounds, but printing metal parts that could be used for load bearing applications has really come to the fore in the last few years with focus from industry and government on it as a cost-effective and short lead time manufacturing technique.

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Topics: MSC Software, Additive Manufacturing, Finite Element Analysis (FEA)