Technique to Enhance FDM 3D Metal Printing
3D Printing is the new revolution of the manufacturing industries in 21st century. The next move of innovation is to make it affordable enough to be hired for all domestic purpose also. This technology should reach every desk at a reasonable cost. The applications of 3D printing is very wide, and most importantly in Metal Printing. In this research paper a different approach for 3D Metal Printing will be used. Moving from costly SLS to FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) technology will make it affordable at every desk. The motif of this project is to make a 3D Metal Printer capable enough to produce tangible components out of metal whenever or wherever needed at affordable cost. This is done by introduction of Induction Heating to make the cartridges reusable. A brief introduction of SLS technology is given and then the article is focused on Technique to Enhance FDM 3D Metal Printing. Along with this, cost analysis of both FDM and SLS technology in 3D Metal Printing, and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. We will find out the ways of gaining access to easy manufacturing of the printing device, enhanced speed of 3D printing, extremely cheap cartridges (since the printer is a one-time investment but the cartridges aren?t) and ability to recycle-reuse. Finally, we outline the enormous potential of FDM 3D Metal Printing.
Keywords: 3D Metal Printing, Induction Heating, Fused Deposition Modelling, Desktop Printer, Cost analysis, Affordable, Recyclable, Reusable Cartridge.
Volume: 6 | Issue: 4
Issue Date: October , 2016