Additive manufacturing processes and materials

Metals and plastics are the classics of additive manufacturing.

Basically, any material that can be melted, welded or baked can also be used in additive manufacturing. The materials and manufacturing processes have individual advantages and disadvantages.

 

List of additive manufacturing processes

Selective laser melting (SLM):  stainless steel, aluminium, titanium, nickel-based alloys, plastics, ceramics, …

Selective laser sintering (SLS):  Alumide, CarbonMide, PA, aluminium, stainless steel, titanium, …

Stereolithography (SLA):  Acrylic, epoxy, vinyl ester resin, …

Deposition welding:  Steel, high-alloy steels, aluminium, …

Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF):  Fibre-reinforced plastics, …

Continuous Filament Fabrication (CFF):  Fibre-reinforced plastics (continuous fibre), …

Multi Jet Modeling (MJM):  Plastics, ceramics, …