New Rapid-Prototyping Service for Metal-AM Parts

November 5, 2018

MetalMaker 3D, a Hartford, CT-based manufacturing startup, has announced the launch of its rapid-prototyping service at the FABTECH tradeshow in Atlanta, GA. The process integrates 3D printing with investment casting to create functional metal parts with the design freedom of additive manufacturing, while maintaining the isotropic mechanical and dimensional properties of a high-precision casting. MetalMaker 3D is currently developing small-scale foundry systems to allow manufacturers to utilize this process inhouse for prototyping and low-volume production of complex parts. The process, say company officials, yields truly isotropic metal parts at less cost than DMLS, with a 1 week lead time.

Upon launch, the MetalMaker 3D rapid-prototyping service is producing parts from aluminum 356 casting alloy, with plans to expand to additional material options. Here’s the request-for-quote form:



Industry-Related Terms: Additive manufacturing
View Glossary of 3D Metal Printing Terms

Technologies: Applications, Metal Powders


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