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Selecting the Right Material for 3D Printing

This industrial 3D printing white paper explores the properties of thermoplastic and metal materials available with direct metal laser sintering, selective laser sintering, and stereolithography technologies. It also includes a quick-reference guide of material attributes that can steer you toward the proper grade.

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Selecting the Right Material for 3D Printing

This industrial 3D printing white paper explores the properties of thermoplastic and metal materials available with direct metal laser sintering, selective laser sintering, and stereolithography technologies. It also includes a quick-reference guide of material attributes that can steer you toward the proper grade.

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