Additive Manufacturing is the newest manufacturing technology that is taking the world by storm. Since the ultimate goal of Additive Manufacturing is to produce near-net components, thereby eliminating machining waste, vacuum heat treating is well situated to be a lasting partner with printing technologies for many years. Only the vacuum heat treating process can produce the critical temperature uniformity (± 2°F) and the vital heating and cooling rates by thermocoupling parts in direct contact with the metal. Additionally, the vacuum heat treating process has the ability to attain vacuum levels of 1 X 10-6 Torr which is necessary to produce the clean oxide-free results. These critical thermal and atmospheric conditions only aid in producing strong, ductile, and crack free metallurgical results that are paramount with the new metallurgy of 3D metal printing.