ECAM could be the low cost alternative metal 3D printing is looking for

ECAM could be the low cost alternative metal 3D printing is looking for

Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing (ECAM) is a new metal 3D printing method in development as a low cost alternative to other techniques such as direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) and selective laser melting (SLM). In place of a high temperature laser for melting metal feedstock, ECAM builds objects using a liquid solution of electrified metal ions, a process based on the principle of electroplating. A group of researchers at Imperial College London (ICL) have recently published a paper reporting on the progress of their ECAM approach, demonstrating its ability to 3D print copper objects. ICL’s ECAM setup. Image via Advanced […]

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