Rapid prototyper i.materialise now offers a new material for printing your latest creation: titanium. Using DMLS or Direct Metal Laser Sintering,the part is built up pretty much they way you’d expect: using a frickin’ laser to melt the powder with a very high resolution. The only catch: the support structures have to be “removed manually using very powerful circular saws and other tools.” I’m thinking diamond-tipped cutters… Obviously the folks there are pretty jacked up:
Titanium 3D printing opens up an entirely new world of advanced engineering, manufacturing and jewelry applications for creative people worldwide. Titanium’s high heat resistance, high accuracy and unparalleled strength lets designers now make things that before now could only be made by the research and development departments of only the largest corporations in the world. By putting this technology in the public’s hands were democratizing manufacturing and giving you the opportunity to, design and order something this is exactly as you want it to be.
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