It's finally done, the first-ever dual-metal part is printed via Laser- Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF). This news results from a strong cooperation between Belgium-based Aerosint SA, who developed a multi-material print head and Aconity3D GmbH. The work is done on the all-new AconityMIDI+ system, which is especially designed for housing the multi-material print head. For more information see the IDTechEx report on 3D Printing of Metals 2019-2029.
The multi-material print head is completely integrated into the system and, thus, forms a standard option, available for all end-customers. Current work focusses on further extending the scope of applicable materials and identifying new applications.
Source and top image: Aconity3D GmbH