Metal Jet Printing (MJP) is an emerging metal additive process with distinct differences from conventional metal AM processes. This talk will cover what those differences are, and how they affect part design and what can be produced. As an example, the absence of a powder bed means that closed-cell lattice structures that are impossible to produce with powder bed fusion processes can be metal jet printed. Other DFAM topics such as minimum unsupported surface angles, lattice beam diameters, and design for printed electronics will be covered.
5 THINGS YOU WILL LEARN DURING THIS SESSION:
1. The basic steps of metal jet printing
2. How closed-cell lattices can be printed
3. Minimum unsupported surface angles
4. Material capabilities and limitations
5. How lattices encapsulated within solid skins may be produced