DMLS

Direct Metal Laser Sintering

DMLS is a metal 3D printing technology that creates dense metal prototypes and end-use parts.

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  • 4-8 days

    Average lead time
  • 15+

    Materials to choose from
  • 5 min

    Time to place order

Advanced metal parts with DMLS

DMLS is an additive manufacturing technology that builds high-quality prototypes and production parts. The technology builds using fine layers of metal powder to create accurate, complex geometries that may be impossible using traditional manufacturing methods.

DMLS works using a layer by layer building technology. The technology starts building by depositing a thin layer of the desired material on the build platform. Following a digital design file, the technology uses a laser to outline the design. The material is sintered together creating a solid part. The build platform lowers each layer until the desired part is finished.

DMLS is a great choice for those wanting to make durable metal parts with a more complex design. This technology offers a variety of material options, design freedom and time savings. DMLS contributes to prototyping and production across various industries including medicine, aerospace, consumer goods and automotive.

Benefits of DMLS

  • Prototyping and short-run production
  • Dense, durable metal parts
  • Time savings and speed time to market
  • Accurate, complex geometries
  • Pairs well with our CNC technology
  • Diverse applications
Options

DMLS materials

MaterialLead timeTolerancesMax size capability$-$$$$
Aluminum (AlSi10Mg)4-8 days+/-0.005” first inch 10.6" x 10.6" x 12.5" $$$$
Bronze4-8 days+/-0.005” first inch 9.84" x 9.84" x 13.78"$$$$
Case Hardening Steel (20MnCr5) 4-8 days+/-0.005” first inch 9.84" x 9.84" x 13.78"$$$$
Copper4-8 days+/-0.005” first inch 9.84" x 9.84" x 13.78"$$$$
Inconel 4-8 days+/-0.005” first inch 9.84" x 9.84" x 13.78"$$$$
Ni-based4-8 days+/-0.005” first inch 9.84" x 9.84" x 13.78"$$$$
Stainless Steel (SS 17-4)4-8 days+/-0.005” first inch 10.6" x 10.6" x 12.5" $$$$
Stainless Steel (SS 316)4-8 days+/-0.005” first inch 10.6" x 10.6" x 12.5" $$$$
Tool Steel (1.2709)4-8 days+/-0.005” first inch 9.84" x 9.84" x 13.78"$$$$
Tool Steel (CX) 4-8 days+/-0.005” first inch 9.84" x 9.84" x 13.78"$$$$

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