With metal 3D printing adoption on the rise, it’s critically important for engineers to learn how to design for the process. Not understanding the guiding design principles and limitations of a technology could lead to undesirable results, including non-functioning parts, wasted time and money.
This reference guide walks you through the key design considerations for metal 3D printing to help you successfully print parts on the Markforged Metal X 3D printer. The Metal X utilizes the Bound Powder Extrusion (BPE) printing process, where metal powder is bound together in waxy polymers, delivered in filament form and extruded through nozzles, similar to FFF printing.
Download the Markforged metal design guide to help you:
- Strategize how to optimize your designs for metal 3D printing
- Learn best practices and strategies for washing and sintering
- Understand metal material selection and post-processing options