Metal additive manufacturing (AM) makes it possible to produce high performing components that defy conventional manufacturing limitations. Yet every manufacturing process has its nuances, and for metal AM this is the need for certain geometries to be printed with support structures. The need for supports is not universal, however, and the strategies within this guide offer ways to print successfully without them. In addition to explaining the various strategies currently available for NoSupports™ metal printing, this guide presents a step-by-step methodology for how to apply NoSupports on an impeller component for turbo machinery.
Download the application brief to learn:
- The function of support structures in metal printing
- Advantages and strategies for reducing or eliminating support structures
- How to apply NoSupports strategies to a metal printed part with enclosed features