From what I learned at the expo, some companies are using lasers to bond powdered metal layers in the sintering process, and claim around a 95% product strength when compared to a comparable machined/molded part. As I said, creative people overcome obstacles.
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> ZCorp has sinter printers that make a plaster/sandstone -- even in color. But super weak, non structural parts that can break by picking them up. Sintering produces weak parts -- even metal sintering. The powder particles are bound together at only a handful of points. You have to drive a hardening liquid into the powder -- for metal, that's molten bronze.