You might want to lower your expectations a little on metal

Metal 3D Printing — a Dose of Reality via @hackaday

@jmwright do the sls parts require supports because the metal is heavier? I've never understood the need for supports with sls, as there will still be powder under each spot regardless of when the print starts.

@sexybenfranklin I think the metallic powder is really fine and isn't packed down, so I don't think it provides much support. It is kind of counter-intuitive. I feel like I've read that SLS systems using nylon powder do better with overhangs and bridging. Maybe because the fused nylon is lighter? I'd definitely rather remove PLA supports with a pair of flush cutters rather than have to use a ceramic grinder with metal. That sounds like a pain.

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