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Additive Manufacturing: Metal 3D Printing

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Learn budget-friendly methods for additive manufacturing with metal. Explore metal 3D printing with filament and related techniques.

Learn budget-friendly techniques for additive manufacturing with metal. New technologies and rethinking of old ones have opened up the possibility of 3D printing with metal much more cheaply than before. This course explores options and tips to get started with filament-based metal 3D printing and related techniques. Learn about the printing process, available materials, and workflow steps: printing, debinding, sintering, and post-processing. Instructors Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron also include an overview of high-temperature and high-strength 3D printing alternatives, like composites and higher-strength plastics. The authors compare the costs and challenges of outsourcing versus in-house manufacturing, so you can decide which is right for you.


  • Metal 3D printing on a budget
  • Who this is for
1. Lower-Cost Metal 3D Printing
  • Lower-cost metal 3D printing overview
  • Filament-type printing process introduction
  • Green and brown process stages
  • Material considerations
  • Pros and cons vs. other technologies
  • Debinding and sintering
  • Part shrinkage and density
2. Workflow and Post-Processing
  • Design considerations for benchtop metal additive
  • Resolution, shrinkage, and isotropy
  • Post-sintering treatment and specialty materials
3. Outsourcing vs. In-House
  • Outsource or make in-house?
  • Overview of higher-volume-production metal additive
  • Part geometry considerations
  • Selecting a metal 3D printing technology
4. Alternatives to Metal
  • 3D printed composite parts
  • High-strength parts
  • Parts for high-temperature applications
  • Learn more about 3D printing

Taught by

Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron


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