Open Design connects a global community of passionate people. We're working together to release the designs for a fully functioning 3D Metal Printer and as an open source project, all the of the information and designs are absolutely free! Learn More


Our goal is to develop a robust, friendly to use Metal 3D Printer that will truly kickstart the 'home manufacture' revolution. The Metalbot Project is meant from the start to be a heavyweight contender in the world of manufacture.

Get Involved

The Metalbot Project is powered by you! Get started by signing up, introducing yourself and sharing your ideas on the Forums or by publishing a blog post! Be sure to check out the development page to find out which areas of the project are in need of development.

Hybrid Wire-Arc Weld Printer from Mutoh Industries

This particular model the Value Arc MA5000-S1, Additive Printer makes use of arc welding technology to deposit large amounts of metal cheaply... the result? Fast printing speeds and cheap materials.


The downside? In comparison to laser sintering techniques printing resolution is vastly reduced... the solution? Subtractive manufacturing where the…

Read more: Hybrid Wire-Arc Weld Printer from Mutoh Industries

Log in to comment
Log in to comment
Discuss this article in the forums (2 replies).
Log in to comment
Log in to comment

Recent Topics

More Topics »

Currently Online