Direct metal printers (DMP) use a powerful fiber optic laser that melts metal powder to fuse it into solid parts. Parts are made one layer at a time and accurately creates parts that are high resolution, provide great surface quality, and excellent mechanical properties. This process yields durable and precise metal parts without traditional manufacturing limitations and require no tooling setup. Direct metal printing gives the ability to design for maximum efficiencies and produces parts quickly. Typical applications include:
Parts with cavities, undercuts, and draft angles
Fit, form, and function models
Injection molding tools for cores and inserts
Medical implants, prostheses
Fixtures and measurement assembly line tools
Rotors and impellers
From prototypes to low-volume production parts, direct metal printers can speed up your project and manufacturing timeline by providing functional parts quickly.
Try before you buy!
If you’re considering a purchase of a 3D printer you may want to test your part on one or multiple machines to determine the best investment.