New Metal Printing Method

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  1. Claviger

    Claviger HP Junkie extraordinaire

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    A new process for metal printing objects. Think about the applications of this, in particular, the 50% infill capability for metal parts. As he shows with the brake lever, there are a lot of places to potentially save weight using this.

    If they can pull off nearly equivalent strength printed vs milled, as he says.... 3D printed cylinder head, Cam, I can think of a lot of potential applications, where you could do complex parts with for less cost and potentially higher strength than the machine, weld, finishing cost of a traditional build. Things like, swing arms, fork clamps etc. So, cool.

     
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    Tal Living Legend

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    They may be able to stamp out a model Rocket!!!....say a foot long!...look good on the shelf at home...
     
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    Hmmm I dont know enough about the material properties - but having just seen a really shoddy cam in a Beemer 4 cylinder - Proper grinding and case hardening is a key factor.
     
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    I love technology.
    This brings closer to reality the old saying of "If you can dream it, you can have it"
     
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    Great more machinist and welding jobs kicked to the curb. :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
     
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