Rapidia Unveils Process for Debinding Free Bound Metal

Rapid 2019: Rapidia has announced an office-friendly way to 3D print metal parts that eliminates the debinding step required by other bound-metal systems.

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Rapidia has announced an office-friendly way to 3D print metal parts that eliminates the debinding step required by other bound-metal systems.

The company’s technology uses water to bind the metal powder rather than polymer. Most of the water evaporates away during printing, and the 3D printed parts can be placed directly into the sintering furnace without passing through a debinding unit first. The Rapidia system also operates on regular household power, plugging into the same outlet as a kitchen electric range. It is said to minimize metal waste by not requiring a printed base-plate.