Additive Manufacturing

Published Date
October 11,2011 - 01:15:pm

Related Glossary Terms

  • sintering

    sintering

    Bonding of adjacent surfaces in a mass of particles by molecular or atomic attraction on heating at high temperatures below the melting temperature of any constituent in the material. Sintering strengthens and increases the density of a powder mass and recrystallizes powder metals.

The following video, which accompanies an industry news item from the October 2011 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine, provides a brief glimpse of the direct metal laser sintering process for additive metal fabrication.