Well the answer is in sight…literally! Check out this infographic (above and below) by Markforged to understand when you should 3D print your parts with metal and when to use strong composites.
Markforged composite printers uniquely embed continuous reinforcing fibers – carbon, fiberglass, or Kevlar® – to print parts up to 23 times tougher than ABS while Markforged metal printers fabricate stainless steel parts. Each printing technology leverages the advantages of additive manufacturing to create parts suited for different parts in the manufacturing process. By understanding their strengths, you can maximize the utility of high strength 3D printing in your operation.
To understand more about when to use metal or composites, download this white paper on “Address More Manufacturing Challenges with Composite and Metal 3D Printing.”
Have questions about 3D printing for your specific needs? Contact us here at The SolidExperts and we will be happy to assist you!