Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) – 3D Printing
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) services have become a big buzz word in recent years as an easy price effective solution to make real parts from CAD data. As an additive manufacturing (or 3D Printing) technology custom parts are made accurately, printing layer upon layer of metal material until a 3D solid is created. ProtoEdge's DMLS utilizes powered metal machines across a base plate in 20 micron layers, allowing for high detail resolution, and fused together by laser beam. The result, of printed stress-relieved metal components built with this technology and material mechanical properties of layer additive manufacturing are sometimes better than cast metal when the two processes are being compared for method and/or material.
DMLS 3D parts can be made quickly for rapid prototyping or low-volume production in several days. With the technology, you can create tangible objects that have complex geometries with the precise accuracy to reproducing fine feature detail parts. This melting metal printing technology is ideal for small prototypes, high-temperature applications, aerospace parts, custom medical components, and dental durable products that are tough functional prototypes.
DMLS Core Advantages
- Strong and durable
- No tooling
- Fabricate faster – consuming less material
DMLS Market Applications
- Functional Prototypes — excellent for functionality testing - more rigorous prototype testing
- High-Heat Applications — some parts can be built in a matter of hours that withstand high heat
- End-Use Final Parts — low-volume production toolless expense and better lead times
- Biomedical/Medical Device
For more information about custom metal components or any of our other capabilities please call us at (612) 432-4303. Let us quote your next pending project.