3Diligent makes addition of new 3D print processes

3Diligent, the 3D Printing Partner for Every Business, has recently expanded its metal rapid manufacturing technologies to provide the most comprehensive range of 3D printing options to create metal parts anywhere. The company has declared new capabilities which will enable 3Diligent to offer metal plating of resin and plastic parts in addition to metal casting of wax-printed parts. “The size of the metal 3D printing market is growing and so are the number of different printing technologies available. At 3Diligent, we’re committed to understanding the tradeoffs between these technologies to advise and provide our customers a single, seamless rapid manufacturing solution. That’s why we’re pleased to add wax-to-metal and metal plating options to our already market leading breadth of capabilities,” said Cullen Hilkene, CEO of 3Diligent.
Metal plating of 3D-printed parts allows designers to achieve many of the benefits of metal printing, without the price tag. Through metal plating, parts are given a metallic appearance and additional durability. Wax print to cast metal technology provides customers a means to access metals that aren’t readily printed any other way. This process can be utilized for casting of precious metals or industrial alloys that aren’t readily offered in the powder form required for other types of metal 3D printing. These processes are added to 3Diligent’s already impressive range of printing capabilities, which include Laser Melting (a.k.a. DMLS), Electron Beam Melting (EBM), and Binder Jetting with Metal Infiltration (BJMI).