Getting started

A project log for Wire 3D Printer

My attempt to build a 3D printer which uses welding wire instead of plastic filament.

Dominik MeffertDominik Meffert 01/10/2020 at 13:440 Comments

I started this project because I ever wanted to print metal parts since I bought my first 3D printer back in 2017 but there still are no affordable and easy to use metal 3D printers out there.

Inspired by

which uses high current to melt metal wire to print solid metal parts I wanted to build a machine which bends welding wire and uses high current to spot weld it layer per layer on top of each other.

The cost of the machine parts and building material should be the same as on a normal 3D printer and the operation should be very similar.

The first thing I want to do is building a DIY spot welding machine from the internet to getting started.