New technology revolutionizes 3D metal printing, LED instead of laser or electron beam

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Graz University of Technology has developed a technology that uses LED instead of laser sources for the additive manufacturing of metal parts and optimizes 3D metal printing in terms of construction time, metal powder consumption, equipment costs and post-processing effort. Selective LED-based melting (SLEDM) – i.e. the targeted melting of metal powder using high-power LED light sources – is the name of the new technology that a team led by Franz Haas, head of the Institute of Production Engineering at TU Graz, has developed for 3D metal printing and has now applied for a patent.

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Light Up the Night with Your 3D Printer (VIDEO)

Here’s a good weekend project for RepRap 3D printer owners, specifically owners of a Prusa i3 with an acrylic frame. If you’ve seen some of these newer 3D printers outfitted with slick blue lights and have gotten a little jealous, Aldric Negrier on Instructables has some detailed instructions for you so that your Prusa i3 3D printer can light up like the best. Continue reading “Light Up the Night with Your 3D Printer (VIDEO)”