New Developments in 3D Printing Metal for Mass Production

Despite the optimistic outlook and some notable success stories, most manufacturers are not yet using metal additive manufacturing for mass production. This is primarily because the machinery and materials are expensive and production is still relatively slow.

The video above explains how 3D printer developers like Desktop Metal are advancing additive manufacturing technology to make mass production possible.

“Additive manufacturing of metals has seen pretty amazing advancement over the last 10 years, but has never delivered on its promise; all you can do right now is prototype parts,” said Jonah Myerberg, CTO at Desktop Metal.

“However, we developed our first printer to additively manufacture metal injection molding feedstock, so after printing, you can move to our production machine and mass produce it at very high volumes with the same cost-competitive model you can with injection molding.”

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