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New material – A sneak peak

Just to let you know that, yes, we are looking for new techniques and materials which might be interesting to offer to you. One of the new materials we are looking at, as you can see in the picture is indeed metal! Using a technique which is called Metal Laser Sintering, where a laser melts tiny particles of metal together to form the object. It is a bit like Selective Laser Sintering

(SLS), which is used with nylon. MLS uses a metal powder and technically it is a bit more complicated. The positioning of the object(s), for optimal support and heat transport, and finishing of the objects needs more knowledge/experience and treatments.

But then the photo shows that it is worth it.

We would really like to know what you think! Is metal cool? Also what would you make if we would offer metal? Please let us know.

Peter

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CEO / Co-founder Shapeways
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