Velo3D has made a video showing parts being pulled out a 3D printer’s metal powder bed, without any support structures tying them to a build plate.

According to the company, it has developed a new process that avoids the need for both supports and plate, allowing up to 700% more parts to be stacked to achieve full build volume. This enables users to break the so-called ‘45 degree rule’ and print more complex geometries with a reduction in post-processing steps, Velo3D says.

The video can be found here.

This story uses material from Velo3D, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.