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3D Printing Method for Metal Composites

3D Printing Method for Metal Composites

Written by David

September 1, 2020


Damascus steel is a material of almost mythical fame, used to forge legendary swords such as Excalibur and Mimung. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen and the Max-Planck-Institute for Iron Research (MPIE) in Düsseldorf have been investigating a 3D printing method that could be used to produce a ferrous composite material of balanced hardness and toughness – all without the need for forging skills or furnaces.


Created by folding and forging steel in layers, Damascus steel owes its name to the city of Damascus, once home to numerous workshops that forged weapons from steel. Experts can instantly identify this steel thanks to its light and dark layers, which make it both tough and hard. Steel with […]

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