Metal 3D Printing Design Guide

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D printing for parts with reduced cost and little waste.

Selecting the Right 3D Printer

Discover how to choose the right 3D printer for your needs and the key performance attributes to consider.

Salary Expectation

8 things to know about the interview question "What's your salary expectation"?

STEM Career Outlook

Wages, employment opportunities, and growth projections for STEM jobs.

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Introduction

Impact Extrusion is commonly used to make collapsible tubes such as toothpaste tubes, cans usually using soft materials such as aluminum, lead, tin. Usually a small shot of solid material is placed in the die and is impacted by a ram, which causes cold flow in the material.

Hydrostatic extrusion is a form of impact extrusion, uses a fluid hydrostatic pressure instead of a mechanical ram. This is useful for making parts out of materials such as Molybdenum, Tungsten that are relatively hard to extrude using normal extrusion methods.

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Metal 3D Printing Design Guide

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D printing for parts with reduced cost and little waste.

Selecting the Right 3D Printer

Discover how to choose the right 3D printer for your needs and the key performance attributes to consider.

Salary Expectation

8 things to know about the interview question "What's your salary expectation"?

STEM Career Outlook

Wages, employment opportunities, and growth projections for STEM jobs.