Metal 3D Printing Guides

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

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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.

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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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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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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 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.

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 and Trends section provides interviews with industry leaders and articles on AM trends.