|Method||Benefits||Fe-based alloys||Other metals||References|
|Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)||Manufacturing of functional polymer parts;
High accuracy and surface quality compared to FDM parts;
|–||Nylon, PA, polymers, polymer-based composites||[15–17]|
|Selective Laser Melting (SLM)||High geometrical complicity of the parts;
Higher accuracy compared to EBM parts
Tool steel; H13;
|Ni-based super alloys;
|Electron Beam Melting (EBM)||High geometrical complicity of the parts;
No (extra low) residual stress;
Vacuum environment, no gas infusions in the product;
Less amount of supports;
|Stainless steel (SS316L)||Ti-alloys; Co-Cr; Inconel 625; TiAl||[21–25]|
|Binder Jetting Printing (BJP)||Geometrical complicity;
Capability to produce Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) and Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)
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