• SwingKing

    Well, most metals aren’t ferromagnetic (or otherwise magnetic) in their molten state, so the induced magnetism will be necessary for most metals (all that I’m aware of) in order to drive them through the print head.

  • Kevin Quigley

    Got to say I think this one is a bit far fetched. Showing a chassis at an event is not the same as showing a working printer and looking at their website it appears that they have not in fact combines the two yet. So what you have is a printer chassis, probably reprap based, and an idea for a micro furnace and depositing system.

    Ideas are cheap. Production machines are hard. 1 year? 5 years. At least. If ever.

    • Steven Anderson

      It seems a little far fetch since materials loose their magnetic properties when liquified, do they not?

  • citynode

    If you’re going to show a picture of the thing, show a completed (or half-completed) printed metal part, that isn’t a mock-up. They have a very pretty mock-up device pictured: it would be more impressive to see a cobbled-together working prototype.

  • Just Thinking

    Well guys when criticized…smile and asked them where in Wiki could we read about their contributions to this world…keep at it and be willing to pivot as you progress…one quick question I would have though…is as we scale up and enlarge orifice size would we not loose accuracy? Would we basically be able to produce our own near net castings; however, never be able to eliminate machining?

  • JW McCamy

    Interestingly, there’s a sci-fi story from the 60s-70s about a group using this concept (electromagnetic propulsion of liquid metal) on a massive scale (utilizing the liquid metal in the core of a planet as the metal source) for a weapon