2 papers about 3d printed vacuum parts

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Peter Schmelcher
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2 papers about 3d printed vacuum parts

Post by Peter Schmelcher » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:31 am

Only mildly interesting. The first one is about ABS and plated ABS, spoiler alert not great. The second paper concludes that laser sintered silver prints are UHV compatible.
https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... nted_Parts
https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... _Materials

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Re: 2 papers about 3d printed vacuum parts

Post by ian_krase » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:21 am

Sadly, laser-sintered metal prints are insanely expensive.

What about printed ULTEM or PEKK? Both of these are available and (somewhat) economic from Stratasys Direct.

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