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