MetalicaRap

8 03 2011

I am very excited to learn of an effort to build an open source EBM 3D metal printer :

http://reprap.org/wiki/MetalicaRap

This technology is currently offered commercially by Arcam AB.

EBM fabrication is rather amazing. It can make fully melted metal parts from STL files.

I am planning to build the superconducting polywell in titanium using Arcam’s process. It would be amazing to eventually have a Makerbot for metal.

Additionally the EBM device itself has much in common with a fusion reactor. Both use high vacuum, electron beams, high voltage.

I’d be happy to help this project with any vacuum, high voltage questions.

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8 03 2011
John Meacham

fantastic! I built one of the first working makerbots and it is a lot of fun. I have often wondered if there was some path to printing in metal.

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