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Fused Deposition Modeling of Metals

Posted by Have Blue 
Fused Deposition Modeling of Metals
October 09, 2012 09:43AM
Just came across this paper, which covers conversion of a Stratasys machine to print with a low-temperature Tin-Bismuth alloy:

[utwired.engr.utexas.edu]


[haveblue.org]
Re: Fused Deposition Modeling of Metals
October 10, 2012 02:39PM
That's pretty cool. I wonder how it could be applied to higher temperature metals.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/10/2012 02:40PM by NewPerfection.

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Re: Fused Deposition Modeling of Metals
October 10, 2012 10:58PM
... with high-temp. metals you'll go in the direction of DLM (CLAD) or brazing ...


Viktor
Re: Fused Deposition Modeling of Metals
February 10, 2013 11:19AM
Hi,

I just came across this thread and wanted to ask more about it.

Is there any consensus on what is the best way to heat up metal filament?
Aluminum and magnesium have melting points of 660ºC and 650ºC respectively - are there any ideas on how to achieve these temperatures?

What are the challenges and obstacles here?
What are the different possible methods? What are their pro's and cons?

There was another thread about heating iron powder using magnetic induction - what kind of temperatures can be achieved with a magnetic induction extrusion head? Can magnetic induction be used to heat the powder/wire/filament itself, rather than the extrusion head? If not then why not?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/2013 11:21AM by sanman.
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