Cheap metal 3D Printing

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appleguy
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Cheap metal 3D Printing

Post by appleguy » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:17 pm

Hi guys, I'm 3D Printing off a 1/6th Robocop 2 figure, I would like some of it to be done in metal,
can anyone recommend a reliable cheap place in the uk to do this?
Also I'm a total noob at 3D printing in general is it expensive to do printing in aluminium?

Thanks in advance.



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Re: Cheap metal 3D Printing

Post by iDig3Dprinting » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:54 am

If you want to 3D print in actual metal you will need a laser sintering 3D printer. That will be expensive. The alternative is to use a metal impregnated pla, in this instance SteelFill by Colorfabb would be your best option. It can be sanded and then polished to give you a good metal finish. It will also be a lot cheaper.


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Re: Cheap metal 3D Printing

Post by Thathe » Sat May 06, 2017 4:14 pm

depends on which filament to use



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Re: Cheap metal 3D Printing

Post by AM3D » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:50 am

would it not be possible to do a casting of the metal using lost PLA casting ?



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Re: Cheap metal 3D Printing

Post by steve3dprinters » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:27 am

Do not consider metal 3D printing to be cheap. The technology is not so common and it is still in its initial stage. Though, you can easily get a metal 3D printer and printing filament online.
https://www.3dprintersbay.com/industrial-3d-printers



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