With the onset of multi-material powder bed based additive manufacturing there is nothing that hinders us in imagining a soluble support approach for L-PBF, greatly facilitating parts post-processing.
A non-contact powder recoater may avoid common issues in fabrication of small and intricate parts in metal laser powder bed fusion
With selective powder deposition we can use virgin material for every part produced by laser powder bed fusion — and prevent waste
We can validate the utility of multi-metal laser powder bed fusion through “simple” material combinations with immediate industrial applications.
Selective powder deposition could be used to produce pre-filled constructs for direct high-pressure treatment.
Using selective powder deposition, we can shape complex metal or ceramic preforms without costly pre-machined dies.
Multi-material powder deposition can elevate ordinary die pressing technology to the production of highly optimized parts.
Defining part models computationally by their boundaries alone won’t work when one part contains two or more materials.
This article is about the 3 use cases that we consider being the most promising for our powder deposition technology.
Selective powder deposition eliminates the need for binders which streamlines the production of 3D printed ceramic parts. We explain how below.