18 June 2019 11:52
With the benefits of reduced material waste and the ability to create lightweight designs, titanium 3D printing is finding its niche in many industries.   Titanium has excellent material properties, but its high cost has historically limited its use to high-value applications in aerospace. Now that metal 3D printing is becoming increasingly recognised as a viable manufacturing method, the technology is making titanium more available to industries like medical, automotive and motorsports.   Today’s post looks at what makes titanium a good choice  for 3D printing, the technologies that support the material, as ...
30 August 2017 16:38
Metal 3D printing was a far-off dream for many manufacturing professionals for a number of years, but now it is not only possible, but easily achievable for most AM operations. This means prototypes and production can be delivered in a range of high-quality metals. One of the most exciting options available nowadays is 3D printed titanium. Today, we’ll be looking at this material’s potential advantages, and the key things you need to know to get the most out of its capabilities.   Why 3D print in titanium? Titanium is already used in a ...
06 July 2017 16:05
We’ve looked at a lot of different options for finishing your 3D printed parts on the blog, from the simple to the sophisticated. Today, we’re going to be looking in detail at adding metal plating your parts. You may ask why you’d finish parts in this way when 3D printing with metal is now feasible. While metal printing has made huge strides in recent years, it is still relatively costly compared to other techniques and often requires time-consuming post-processing steps. As a result, it will not always be practical to ...
26 June 2017 12:17
Prodways Group recently announced the launch of their Rapid Additive Forging (RAF) technology. This new method of 3D printing metal works by building up layers of molten metal in a cloud of inert gas, allowing parts that would previously have taken several months to produce to be delivered in a few hours, with minimal material waste. The long-term goal of the new technology is to print metal parts in a way that consistently delivers superior metallurgical quality compared to previous methods. At the time of writing, the technology is only ...