Metal Powder Gets Cheaper

By on January 29th, 2014 in materials


Metal producer Metalysis has invented a much more efficient method to make fine metal powder. Currently the price of titanium powder ranges from USD$200-400 per kg as it is made through a complex multi-step process. Metalysis’ new process involves a single step and should reduce the price accordingly. 
While this is quite important for industrial metal 3D printer owners, there could be a connection to personal 3D printers as well. At the present there are no personal metal 3D printers available that use metal powder, but perhaps one of the reasons such a thing doesn’t exist is the prohibitively expensive cost of materials. 
Projects such as MetalicaRap could benefit from the availability of inexpensive powdered metal material. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!