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Metal 3D printing guides

Boost your 3D printing knowledge with these helpful how-to guides. 

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The Ultimate 3D Printing Glossary

Learn all the terminology in additive manufacturing, from A to Z-Offset.

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Video: Fundamentals of Laser Powder Bed Fusion

L-PBF is a versatile Additive manufacturing technology. See how it works, the main benefits, and key use cases.

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The Guide to Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) Post Processing

Wondering which post-processing is suitable for your metal L-PBF part? Learn about each option and determine the best choice for your project.

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Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) Explained

Curious about WAAM (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing)? See how this technology works, when to use it over LPBF, and more.

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Video: Industrial Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Crash Course

See how additive manufacturing works, why it's become so popular in an industrial setting, and how it can help you.

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The Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) Design Guide

See the best practices for successfully designing parts for L-PBF, including print orientation, designing supports, and more.

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Download Now: The Guide to 3D Printing with Metals

Improve designs, increase quality, and reduce costs when using laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) technology.

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Quality Control Options for Additive Manufacturing with Metals

From 3D scans to tensile tests to CT scans, see all the options available to check the quality and mechanical properties of your 3D-printed metal part.

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6 Tips to Reduce Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) Costs

Learn how to minimize costs when it comes to making metal parts with L-PBF technology.

Laser Powder Bed Fusion is a versatile technology capable of making highly-sophisticated parts. However, it can also be a relatively complex technology, with many materials, some necessary design guidelines, and many post-processing options.

The 3D printing with metals section of our Resource Hub gives you the information you need to build or improve your parts successfully. We recommend starting with the design guide to get some tips for the early design process. The price reduction guide will be useful if you want to reduce costs.

If you're interested in learning about additive manufacturing with polymers, please check out these guides. The insights & trends section provides interviews with industry leaders and articles on AM trends.

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