This course is intended for those evaluating options for 3D printing functional parts. It introduces options for lower-cost printing with metal.
- [Female Voice] This course assumes you know a little bit about 3D printing. If you haven't actually used a 3D printer but have a general idea how one works, you'll be fine. The material will be particularly valuable to you if you're responsible for figuring out how to create functional parts that'll perform as needed and that'll be made in a cost-effective way. - [Male Voice] If you're doing a long-term technology strategy, we've also tried to assess how you might do a low-cost implementation now and grow into more capability later. If you'd like a little more background before you delve into metal 3D printing, you can take a look at the resources we've listed in the last movie of this course. - [Female Voice] Having said all that, let's get started understanding the new ways of 3D printing with metal.
- Process introduction
- Materials considerations
- Debinding and sintering
- Resolution, shrinkage, and isotropy
- Post-sintering treatment
- Outsourcing vs. in-house manufacturing
- Metal 3D printing alternatives