Metal Parts: Up to 90% Cheaper
Explore a new range of metal 3D printing applications by upgrading the UltiMaker S5 with the Metal Expansion Kit.
Explore a new range of high-strength applications
The UltiMaker Metal Expansion Kit makes it easier, more efficient, and more affordable to create steel parts and tools.
And that’s exactly what a group of industry leaders have done.
Scroll down to see what’s possible with metal 3D printing (MFFF), read UltiMaker customers’ application stories, and get inspired for what you could create and the savings you could achieve.
Non-critical parts used in final products
MFFF reduced the mass of Liebherr’s original bracket by nearly 60%, while providing 3x the load-bearing capacity for added safety.
Paddle Fan Mount
When carbon reinforced nylon wasn’t enough, this innovative racing team turned to low-cost MFFF – with winning results.
Solar Panel Bracket
3D printing stainless steel to replace aluminum resulted in a more weather resistant part and thousands of Euros saved.
Gear Shift Lever
A more cost-effective and easily customized part 3D printed with stainless steel – with the added benefit of “fuzzy skin”
Replacing plastic injection molded parts with metal for a huge cost saving in avoided machine modifications.
Usable parts to test a concept or process
A single-piece heat exchanger with optimized internal geometry that would be impossible to create without using additive metal technology.
A design optimized with complex internal geometry made easy with MFFF. This allows cooling fluid to flow in this cutting tool.
Additive metal manufacturing makes it easier to iterate on complex shapes that would usual require expensive 5-axis CNC milling.
Custom metal devices for a specific function
Engine Assembly Tool
Compared to CNC fabrication, this 3D printed tool saved Liebherr 50% on production costs and resulted in less wasted material.
An optimized end-of-arm tooling part that would be almost impossible to produce without metal 3D printing and generative design.
A polymer part redesigned with metal FFF in mind. This EOAT can easily withstand the wear and tear of pick-and-place operations.
Replace your windows or replace the obsolete tool to open them? MFFF with UltiMaker 3D printing made the cheaper option possible.
A concept tool to showcase what can be achieved with plastic and metal 3D printing when combined with standard post-processing techniques.
What steel parts will you 3D print?
Creating stainless steel parts with more design freedom than ever before. Saving up to 90% compared to CNC and other additive methods. And doing it all with a simple, hassle-free workflow.
You’ve seen what metal parts others have successfully 3D printed. Now it’s your turn.