Metal X: an inexpensive 3D-printer printing metal
Markforged the company's engineers have created a 3D-printer Metal X, which is able to print three-dimensional objects made of metal, using the technology of atomic diffusion.
The difference of this technology from other methods of three-dimensional printing is that the new printer is not simply prints objects layer of metal chips, and makes the subject of a special metal-structure. To create the desired powder is taken from a metal, aluminum, for example, or titanium, then it is mixed with a special plastic. Once an object is printed, plastic is removed from the final product during the heat treatment. Roasting helps to strengthen the structure, making it more robust and reliable. The printer can do and plastic parts, as well as working with complex shapes and structures that others of 3D-printers until the teeth.
Printer Price Metal X too small, and this is its main advantage. The novelty is worth less than one hundred thousand dollars, and it is much cheaper than what can currently offer competitors. Director Greg Martforged Mark says that costly and bulky 3D-printers, printing metal, in the past, because now the purchase of such a device will be able to afford even a relatively small production workshops.