Metal 3D Printing

Being able to print in metal on a desktop 3D Printer is one of the most amazing recent developments in filament printing machines. Not only can you now produce any of your designs in reality you can now produce highly stressed real world end use parts right on your desktop machine.

By outsourcing the post processing you manage to skip all the high cost of investment in the infrastructure and machines required and do what you do best which is design and print.

You get to leave the debinding and sintering to the professionals. Have a look at what the latest developments in 3D Printing Metal on desktop machines is below. Its a long video but well worth the watch.

We have been working with and performing our own R&D with the BASF Ultrafuse 316L material now for more than 18 months and must say that its really exciting to be able to print metal on our Ultimakers.

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Stay up to date with the global release of the metal expansion kit in July 2022. This kit brings three new materials from BASF. Ultrafuse 316L Stainless Steel, Ultrafuse 17-4PH Stainless Steel, and a brand new ceramic support layer Ultrafuse Support, Print Core CC 0.4, Print Core DD 0.4, all running on Cura 5.1 which is optomised for 3D Printing this new metal filament from BASF. Theres also new firmware 7.04. We are not sure what the plans are if any for a release in Australia but stay tuned and sign up below to find out.