Electron beam melting (EBM)

Electron beam melting (EBM) 3D Printing

How to print 3D using Electron Beam Melting (EBM)? Well, if you want to build something really strong this is the method to use. Unlike similar SLS 3D printing that uses metal powder, Electron Beam Melting produces 3D structures that are very strong and totally void free. The difference from SLS is that EBM sinters the metal powder in vacuum and at a lower temperature while SLS uses laser temperatures just below the alloys melting point. The materials used with EBM are often titanium alloys and this 3D printing technique creates structures that are strong, fully dense and void free.

  • 3D printing Technique: Electron Beam Melting (EBM).
  • Technology family: Granular Materials Binding.
  • Brief description: Metal powder sintered in vacuum. Makes strong prototypes.
  • Materials used: Titanium alloys.
  • Advantages: Makes strong objects.
  • Disadvantages: Only metals.
  • Misc: The constructed objects are fully dense and void free.

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