For anyone who is afraid of the intellectual and financial investment in 3D printing, experienced contract manufacturers are the obvious choice. These companies rely on different experiences and priorities.
With 3D printed wax patterns that can be used seamlessly in existing foundry casting processes cost and time of tooling and storage are eliminated. Furthermore affordable design iterations and improved functionality for the resulting metal cast components are enabled.
People interested in 3D printing are confronted with a seemingly infinite number of 3-letter terms. Our editor tried to provide an overview of current additive metal printing processes and found out that in fact there are not that many.