While 3D printing technology does allow complex metal parts to be produced efficiently, such items often deform when stressed and heated. That may soon no longer be the case, however, thanks to a new technique developed at MIT.
The problem with existing 3D-printed metal components lies in a phenomenon known as “creep,” in which persistent mechanical stress and high heat cause metals to permanently deform. Creep is particularly likely to occur when the metal is made up of fine grains, which is the case with metal that has been 3D printed.
Don’t think this has a direct application in knifemaking, but I find new steel tech interesting. And 3d printing is getting more important all the time.View Linked Article