3DEO, Inc., a metal Additive Manufacturing technology company based in Los Angeles, California, USA, has published three guides that look at various aspects of metal Additive Manufacturing.
The guides include a look at the economics of metal Additive Manufacturing compared to Metal Injection Moulding, surface finish and 3DEO’s proprietary metal AM technology.
- The economics of Metal Injection Molding versus metal 3D printing
Manufacturers who are searching for a cost-effective way to make small and complex metal parts for production by and large only have two options: Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) or investment casting. Metal AM is the new entrant to the scene, and for the first time in a long while adds another option to the engineer’s toolkit, explains 3DEO.
- Engineering fundamentals: Metal 3D printed surface finish
The surface finish of a component can be a crucial parameter. It can be important to ensure quality, negate corrosive effects, or reduce friction for mating components. Because of this, manufacturers making parts in production need to understand how to evaluate the quality of a part’s surface texture, notes the company.
- Intelligent layering®: Patented metal 3D printing technology for high volume production
Intelligent Layering is 3DEO’s proprietary, patented metal Additive Manufacturing technology. In this guide, 3DEO explains how the company is winning high-volume production orders versus CNC machining and MIM.