Powder-based 3D printing is an additive manufacturing method that uses raw material in powder form. This is in contrast to the filament materials used in other, more common 3D printing techniques. The powder material, in this case, can be either metal or plastic.
Compared to other 3D printing methods for plastics, a powder-based method is easily one of the most versatile. There is a wide variety of plastic materials that can be made into powder including silicates or polystyrene, which are generally not available in filament form. Since plastic does not require a lot of energy to melt, the 3D printing technology for plastic powder does not need as much diversity.
Metal powders are metals that are reduced to fine particles and are the preliminary base materials for most 3D printing processes that produce metallic parts. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), is the manufacturing of parts and products in a layer-by-layer fashion. Both the characteristics of the metal powder and the type of the 3D printing process determine the properties of the end product
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