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Learn about the basic tips and strategies for designing for metal 3D printing, including material selection, design optimization, and post-processing.

Note: These sections assume a knowledge of metal 3D printing with the Metal X system. If you’re just starting, check out our section on how 3D printing works to learn the basics!

Get to know the design strategies for metal 3D printing here. With an understanding of metal 3D printing comes a deeper understanding of what kinds of parts will succeed, so we'll walk you through how the metal 3D printing process drives design guidelines and strategies. You'll also learn about other aspects of the design and printing process that will help your part succeed, including material selection, heat treatment, and post-processing techniques like machining and polishing.

Metal X customers can access the full Metal X design guide here.