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Make: 3D Printing by Anna Kaziunas France

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Chapter 20. Metal Madness

Image and cast by Cosmo Wenman
Figure 20-1. Image and cast by Cosmo Wenman

The ever-growing variety of 3D printing filaments is amazing—we can now print in strong, flexible, glowing, and dissolvable plastics—but sometimes plastic isn’t the right material for the job. Sometimes, you just need metal!

Although the big boys in the industrial world can directly 3D print metal parts with laser sintering machines, this technology hasn’t yet reached consumers. However, you can make your own metal parts at home with the help of your 3D printer and these easy-to-learn metal casting techniques. ...

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