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 Post subject: Re: Why don't people just have pot metal parts reproduced?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:12 am 
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Victor III
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So, how was the reproduced component?


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 Post subject: Re: Why don't people just have pot metal parts reproduced?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:42 pm 
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My thought is that at the current time, pot metal parts are too expensive to reproduce individually... you need a large market to make it work financially. However, I don't think it will be too long before affordable 3D metal sintering printers will be available and that would change the entire picture. A commercial printer that does sintering costs many thousands of dollars - up to a million and therefore it is expensive to get a part printed in metal at the present time.
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