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Metal 3D Printing

From spare parts to rocket engines, metal 3D printing spans a broad range of applications. In the past five years alone, technology and material advancements have made 3D printing with metal the better, faster, and cheaper option compared to CNC machining, injection molding, and forging for a growing number of parts spanning nearly every industry.

But how do you get started? What are the 10 metal 3D printing technologies, which metals can you use, and what are the best printers or 3D printing services?

All3DP’s metal 3D printing coverage gives you information you can trust. Our authors cover metal 3D printing from every angle, speaking to the experts who know the topic best. We’ve collected the most recent and most relevant articles in this Metal 3D Printing Special.

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The Most Affordable Metal 3D Printers in 2024
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Metal 3D Printing – The Ultimate Guide
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Metal 3D Printing Service: The Best Providers in 2024
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The 10 Most Popular Metals in Metal 3D Printing

There's much more to metal 3D printing than stainless steel and aluminum. In fact, there are 10 very popular options for an ever-growing range of applications.

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Additive Metallurgy
The Best Metal 3D Printers in 2024

Our expert buyer's guide provides all you need to know about the best entry-level, professional, and industrial metal 3D printers, plus specs, prices, and a metal 3D printing technology primer.

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Metal Laser Sintering Simply Explained (DMLS, SLM, LPBF)

The most popular way to 3D print metal parts is metal sintering, a powder bed fusion technology that's more accessible than ever. Learn why!

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How Much Does a Metal 3D Printer Cost?

Understand the cost spectrum of metal 3D printers, from entry-level technology to hidden expenses and on-demand service options.

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Metal FDM
Metal Filament 3D Printing – The Ultimate Guide

Solid metal parts at a fraction of the cost compared to industrial metal 3D printing methods. Learn how to 3D print with real metal filament.

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More Accessible Metal
How to 3D Print Metal: The 10 Best Ways

For professionals and hobbyists, metal 3D printing has never been more accessible. Find the way to 3D print metal that works best for application.

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3D Printing Aluminum – The Ultimate Guide

For aerospace, automotive, and industry, the lightweight, recyclability, and chemical-resistant attributes of aluminum are further enhanced by the design freedom and cost efficiency of 3D printing.

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Metal With a Message
Digital Metal: Ground-Breaking 3D Printed Jewelry

Two innovative Swedish companies – one in jewelry design and one in metal 3D printing – collaborate to push the boundaries of 3D-printed wearable art. Take a look at this Digital Metal case study to learn more.

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Stainless Steel 3D Printing – The Ultimate Guide

Looking to 3D print stainless steel parts? Explore the technologies, printers, and services that make it possible at any budget.

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