Next-generation electron beam device could vastly improve metal 3D printers

Next-generation electron beam device could vastly improve metal 3D printers

Although 3D printers have been used to create metal objects for some time now, plastic remains the go-to material for most additive manufacturing projects. 3D printing with plastics such as PLA and ABS is much cheaper than 3D printing metals, because the controlled melting of plastic is a far simpler process than, for example, the laser sintering of metal, and thus requires less complex and accurate 3D printer components. […]