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Prototype of metal parts Production Method


Prototype of Metal Parts Production Methods

Metal Casting Prototypes, Prototype of metal parts 2020

When it comes to completing the manufacture of metal parts, there are many ways for users to open, this is first to use traditional technologies (such as CNC and casting), and finally 3D printers. Choosing the right option is very difficult, but the Xometry team of professional engineers summarizes various technologies and describes their main advantages.

Direct Laser Metal Sintering (DMLS)


With DMLS, users can create rather complex geometric shapes, which cannot be done using more traditional methods. In addition, the strength of metal parts is almost the same as the strength of fully cast, their advantage is that each element can be created at different times.

The most suitable metals for DMLS are Aluminum Extrusion and stainless steel. The technology itself is more suitable for:

  • Create parts with complex geometries;
  • Production of spare parts for outdated systems;
  • Small products and functional prototypes.

Metal binder spray


This option is an economical solution and has several advantages over the previous one. Materials such as stainless steel and bronze inclusions (40% to 60%) can be used here

MBJ is suitable for creating:

  • Cheap metal parts;
  • Products created by DMLS cannot be used due to size;
  • Spare parts with high corrosion resistance.

Rapid  CNC machining

Using CNC machine tools, high-precision parts with high-quality surfaces can be created. Users can use a variety of metals and have precise tolerances and various roughness options. For those who need to quickly manufacture any part and start using it immediately, CNC is a good choice.

Use the machine for the following items:

  • High-quality materials are required;
  • Have strict tolerance;
  • Create in proportion;
  • Improvements are needed, including anodizing, metallization and spraying.

Sheet metal processing

Sheet metal processing

With sheet metal, you can create thin-walled parts that cannot be created using milling machines or other techniques. The product itself can be made of aluminum, copper, stainless steel, steel and zinc.

The metal plate is best for:

  • Parts with thin metal walls;
  • Create brackets, boxes, boxes and chassis;
  • Light parts.

People all over the world have been arguing about something better-using traditional production methods or 3D technology. But the answer is always in the middle as usual-each technology has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they can complement each other perfectly and can be used to manufacture truly high-quality parts.

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