Toshiba’s New Nozzle Enables 3D Metal Printing

Toshiba 3D Metal PrinterAn interesting article in Tech Times details how Toshiba has developed a new nozzle that let the company build a 3D metal printer that is 10 times faster than other units that rely on powder bed fusion. If a standard current powder bed fusion printer would be thought of as an inkjet printer, this new device from Toshiba would be likened to a laser printer. The Toshiba LMD (Laser Metal Disposition) printer uses lasers to sinter–or melt just shy of liquidation–tiny metal particles that model into whatever shape the CAD design calls for in the process.

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