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Choosing the Best Material (Not Just Metal) for Your Application and Budget

George Morar (3D Printing Applications Engineer, Protolabs)

Location: 209B

Date: Wednesday, February 12

Time: 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Track: 3D Printing Innovation Summit: Choosing the Right Tools & Materials to Support Your Design Strategy

Vault Recording: TBD

Everyone's talking about metal in additive manufacturing, but that doesn’t mean it's the right material for your application. The key is to choose the right material to optimize your design for manufacturing, assembly, packaging, sterilization, and testing. Depending on the application the use of the right material can make all the difference. In this session, we'll take a look at a number of important factors to consider, so you can make the right choice for your next project. Topics covered in this session include:

  • Different materials being used today by leading companies
  • Lesser-known materials that are up and coming
  • Factors to consider when determining the best fit for your application and budget
  • Industry examples demonstrating the use of key material properties in the design