3D Printing Metal Parts in Austin, Texas
3D Printer that made the first 3D printed gun
We are looking down on some metal parts that are being built up as thin as 1/40,000th of an inch at a time. You can see that the machine deposits a fine dusting like a Zamboni on an ice rink. Then the laser welds the particles to the layer below. They start with a birds nest of metal which is easily separable on the bottom. We 3D printed many of our parts in nylon during developement of the the aluminum hand truck lines.