3D Printing in Metal?


#1

This looks like an interesting project to follow. Seems to be an early work in process. Says to look for a campaign in early 2017. Says an under $3,000 price point.

http://www.ability3d.com/


#2

At MakerFaire NYC it was mysteriously unable to be demoed due to “oh, we can’t calibrate it here at the show”. And given how easy it is to snap an end-mill not sure how this will work in reality. Also talk about needing to vent to the outside, welding fumes are incredibly bad for you…


#3

significantly safer when the welding is happening in an enclosed & vented box, and your face isn’t smack dab in the middle of the plume!

If they can work the kinks out to make it work, I can think of a few vehicle fabricators who would be chomping at the bit. And imagine being able to “print” a custom valve-cover gasket on the glowforge, while “printing” a custom valve-cover (which you would then powder coat and decorate back in the glowforge…


#4

There is also no video where it is fully operating :neutral_face: So we have to wait until January to see how it works , but if it works as they say, I will have to save some money :money_with_wings:.


#5

Speaking of safety been looking at verious typed/species of wood and it would seem the rose woods are extremely toxic to handle/burn with out proper protection.


#6

Saw a video on YouTube of Jay Leno visiting a car restoration place, and they had a metal 3d printer…SOOOOOO WANT!!