Metal 3D Printer

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiry[INQ. NO. 1812M07] 3D printing is attracting attention as a core technology to restart the heart of the manufacturing industry. In traditional manufacturing, liquefied metal is placed in a mold which becomes a cast when producing one part, and that liquefied metal should solidify in the mold.
However, 3D printing prints an object three- dimensionally based on a digital three-dimensional blueprint file so it actually reduces costs and shortens the processing time. Because of these advantages, it has risen as ‘a thriving segment’ in the manufacturing circles.
However, what 3D printing should get through to create a synergy effect with industries of various areas is ‘a limit to materials.’ It requires durability and precision, second only to outputs made with the previous manufacturing methods. The width of material applications needs to be widened to catch up with this.
PROTOTECH unveiled the metal 3D printer of Desktop Metal (hereinafter, DM) at ‘Korea Metal Week 2018’ held in Kintex, Ilsan, for 4 days from October 30 under the supervision of Korea Trade Fairs Ltd.
Section Chief Choi, Ji-yoon of PROTOTECH said, ‘the 3D printer of DM which will be available from next year, adopted the new technology which was developed using a similar method to that of the FMD (Fused Deposition Modeling) method, which showed a limitation when applied to metal. This technology that makes metal powder and binder like clay by mixing them will make it difficult for the parts to be realized when the CNC is to be replaced.”
The chief also explained that ‘the metal 3D printer of DM is safe and easy to operate, so non-experts can use it easily.”
Another industry insider there said, ‘we cannot focus only on the good side of the new technology. The metal printer of DM uses a method of releasing the binder which had played the role of a glue before, so I’m not really satisfied with its precision. This is another task that the 3D printing community needs to work on.”
It is true that there are a lot of things to get through including the ‘reduction of time,’ ‘reduction of errors,’ etc. until 3D printing replaces the previous industry completely. However, concerned industries have been constantly evolving by making the metal parts lighter, improving their precision and diversifying materials through technological development.

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