Exploring the Varied Applications Possible With Metal 3D Printing

Published on December 13, 2022 by Madeleine P.
applications in metal 3D printing

Metal 3D printing has been rapidly growing over the past few years. And although polymer 3D printing still dominates the market, metal 3D printing is certainly catching up. In fact, according to a report from IDTechEx, the metal AM market is expected to reach $18.5 billion within the next 10 years, with an estimated annual growth rate of 18.8%. Moreover, it is being used for more applications than ever, with everything from tooling all the way through end-use parts for sectors like aerospace or automotive. But what exactly can we expect from the technology?

In our latest video, we decided to delve into some of the most exciting applications of metal 3D printing that are possible with Velo3D’s Sapphire™️ family of 3D printers. Velo3D is a leader in metal 3D printing, known for its end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions, with applications in aerospace, oil & gas and the transportation sectors. Their solution uses powder bed fusion and is remarkable as it allows for printing without supports and for even more freedom of design, getting rid of the need for DfAM.

In this listing, we took a look at 5 of the top metal 3D printing applications from Velo3D, made on their machine. We saw a variety of parts, including a static mixer, an HPDC insert and sprue bushing (for tooling), a replica of a Captain America shield (which also holds the distinction of being the largest dome that was 3D printing in metal without supports), a Rocket Thrust Chamber Made with GRCop-42 (an exciting new material developed by NASA) and even a zero degree impeller. Check out the video to learn more about the wide variety of possible applications with metal 3D printing with Velo3D’s solutions.

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