The Direct Metal laser printer uses binding jet technology in a new way to make fast, high volume 3D printed metal parts for mass production.
Anodizing is a method for changing the surface chemistry of metals and other substrates. It protects against corrosion, enhances aesthetic qualities, resists scratching and is one of the most durable surface finishes available. Let’s take aluminum as an example to see how this process cleverly exploits oxidation for a result that’s both decorative and functional.
What does it take to make the most of 3D metal printing? In a recent article for New Design magazine, Gordon Styles explains that it’s a true industrial process requiring skilled technicians with advanced manufacturing knowledge.