3-D metal printing: Tips, trends, and common misconceptions
from Machine Design
When it comes to low-volume manufacturing of metal parts, 3-D metal printing is set to propel the market forward and disrupt the status quo. There is a lot of buzz around the technology, and rightfully so. However, it has limitations that cannot be overlooked. It is also obvious, especially to those on the on the production side of the business, that there is a learning curve that will have to be overcome before 3-D metal printing can reach its full potential. However, first it’s important that engineers have a keen understanding of the process before they design for it.
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