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Binding of Granular Materials and Techniques

Binding of Granular Materials and Techniques

3D printing has greatly revolutionized the printing process since its introduction in the late 70’s. The technology has made it possible for 3D companies to create low cost prototypes and specialized components for various industrial and specialized needs. The granular binding process involves fusing different layers of granules in a repeat process in order to build a desired object. In most part, the sintering process that helps create solid media is often done using a laser beam and support systems. On the other hand, although the vast majority of 3D printing is carried out using molten plastic; one branch of 3D printing that is growing fast is the one that involves metal fabrication and forging. Good examples of these additive metal manufacturing processes include Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Electron Beam Melting (EBM) and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). Speaking in the same breadth, it is important to recognize that metal printing techniques are slightly different from plastic printing technologies. a) Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) DMLS is an efficient, additive making process with a huge …