DMLS 3D Printed Titanium Alloy Ice Cream Top

DMLS 3D Printed Titanium Alloy Ice Cream Top

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Process 3D Print, Support Removal, Post Curing, Polish
Material Metal
Quantity 1 pcs
Price Range $100-1,000
Lead Time 2 workdays

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About Project

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a metal ice cream top? Well, wonder no more, because FacFox has created a stunning DMLS 3D printed titanium alloy ice cream top that looks good enough to eat!

DMLS, or Direct Metal Laser Sintering, is a 3D printing technology that uses a powerful laser to fuse metal powder into solid parts. It can create complex and intricate shapes that are impossible or very difficult to achieve with traditional manufacturing methods.

Titanium is one of the most versatile and durable metals in the world. It has a high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent corrosion resistance, biocompatibility, and a beautiful metallic luster. It is widely used in aerospace, medical, automotive, jewelry, and many other industries.

The titanium ice cream top is one of FacFox's latest creations. It has the shape of a ice cream top, the cream was piled high in a spiral pattern, creating a soft and fluffy peak that looked tempting and delicious. The surface has a smooth and glossy texture that reflects light and showcases the fine details of the 3D printing process.

The ice cream top is not only a decorative piece, but also a functional one. It can be used as a paperweight, a coaster, a keychain, or even a pendant. It is also a great gift idea for anyone who loves ice cream or metal art.

If you are interested in ordering your own DMLS 3D printed titanium alloy ice cream top, or any other metal part, visit FacFox’s website and upload your 3D model today. You will get an instant quote and free design analysis. You can also choose from various finishing options and colors to customize your part.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get your hands on this amazing metal ice cream top. Order now and enjoy the sweet taste of DMLS 3D printing in titanium! 

Solution

  • Step 1: A CAD model of the ice cream top was created and exported into a 3D printable file format (an STL format).
  • Step 2: The STL file was sliced into thin layers and sent to the DMLS 3D printer.
  • Step 3: A thin layer of titanium powder was spread over the build platform of the printer.
  • Step 4: A powerful laser beam was directed to the powder layer and selectively fused the particles together according to the slice data.
  • Step 5: The build platform was lowered by one layer thickness and a new layer of powder was applied.
  • Step 6: The process was repeated until the ice cream top was fully formed.
  • Step 7: The ice cream top was removed from the powder bed and cleaned of any excess powder.
  • Step 8: The mechanical properties and microstructure of the titanium part were improved by applying different heat treatment processes, such as annealing or aging, in a furnace or an oven.