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Electron Beam Melting (EBM) – 3D Printing Simply Explained

Electron Beam Melting (EBM) – 3D Printing Simply Explained

Written by David

May 17, 2019

Back to top Electron beam melting is a 3D printing technology that uses an electron beam to fuse metal powder together to build parts. We’ll explain how this technology works, point out its pros and cons, and showcase where it’s utilized. The Arcam Spectra H is one of the only EBM 3D printers. Source: Arcam EBM Electron beam melting (EBM) is a 3D printing technology very similar to SLS . However, EBM differs in two ways. The energy source comes from an electron beam instead of CO 2 , and the material used is conductive metal instead of thermoplastic polymer. Specifically, EBM often uses titanium alloys and isn’t capable of printing plastic or ceramic parts. That’s due to the electrical charges on which the entire process is based. The reason why EBM requires conductive metal is that the technology itself is based on electrical charges. In other words, electrical […]

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