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Overview of the direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) process offered at GPI Prototype. Sometimes referred to as metal 3d printing or a metal 3d printer, DMLS uses a laser beam to melt 20-40 micron layers of metal powder on top of each other to create metal parts. This additive process is similar to 3d printing, although metal powder is spread across a build platform and melted instead of a plastic filament being extruded.

Parts created using DMLS are fully dense metal with excellent mechanical properties. Other metal 3d printing processes exist which use a binder, although they produce parts which are not fully dense metal. The DMLS process can produce complex geometries which traditional cnc machining processes are not capable of.

3DMT specializes in metal additive manufacturing and the key component of the technology is material. With a long history of powder metallurgy in ARC Group, this experience transfers to 3DMT with metallurgists on staff, on-site material testing capabilities and heat treatment knowledge.
Material 3D 3DMT specializes in metal additive manufacturing and the key component of the technology is material. With a long history of powder metallurgy in ARC Group, this experience transfers to 3DMT with metallurgists on staff, on-site material testing capabilities and heat treatment knowledge download.

Metals
Aluminum – Alsi10Mg, Alsi12Mg,
Titanium – Ti64 (Grade 5)
Stainless Steel – 17-4PH, 15-5PH, GP1, PH1
Maraging Steel – M-300, MS1
Inconel – 625, 718
Cobalt Chrome
Plastic
ABS – M30, ABSi (translucent)
Nylon
Polycarbonate

3D metal printing is an advanced, next-generation additive manufacturing process for making complex parts with features that cannot be produced by any other method.

Parts are created on a special machine layer-by-layer, and this unique process lets you – the product designer – add internal features like conformal cooling channels and lattice structures to reduce weight while preserving strength. Because the process is completely computer controlled, you are also able to modify features quickly and easily without additional expense, allowing you to test different versions of a prototype fast. Prototypes can be made in stainless steel, aluminum and titanium

When combined with our CNC machining and finishing services, we have everything you need to create sophisticated prototypes for applications in medical, automotive, aerospace and other demanding industries.