Advancing Liquid Metal Jetting Additive Manufacturing Through Multi-physics Simulation

December 18, 2023 Kareem Tawil

Automotive, aerospace, biomedical, and numerous other industries are utilizing metal 3D printing to produce complex, high strength, parts. Of all the metal AM technologies, laser powder-bed fusion (LPBF) and directed energy deposition (DED) remain the most prevalent industrial technologies. Although these technologies work well, they suffer from significant cost, speed, and safety concerns that have held back broader industrial adoption of metal AM. Recently, a new technology called liquid metal jetting (LMJ) has shown significant promise to improve the speed, cost, and safety of metal AM.