The Fraunhofer IKTS Adapts FFF 3D Printing for Hard Metals Processing

A binder jet 3D printed hard metal component from previous research at IKTS. Photo via Fraunhofer IKTS

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS in Hermsdorf, Germany, has developed a metal filament that, reportedly, can be 3D printed in “standard printers.” Like Desktop Metal, and rival Markforged, the Fraunhofer IKTS method looks to FFF/FDM methodology as a metal 3D printing solution.

IKTS shaping expert Dr. Tassilo Moritz explains, “The material-efficient FFF […]opens up interesting possibilities for the production of large, complex prototypes or special tools made of hardmetals.” Read more at:


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