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Metal 3D Printing (DMLS) Capacities

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), also known as Selective Laser Melting (SLM), is a metal 3D printing technology that selectively fuses a fine metal powder in aluminium or stainless steel. This 3D printing technology is used to manufacture both prototypes and production parts, especially with very complex features and all-in-one assemblies.

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Advantages of DMLS with Xometry

Massive Capacity

Massive Capacity

We can quickly produce both prototypes and large batches thanks to the largest manufacturing network in Europe, with over 2000 vetted partners

Fast Production

Fast Production

You will get your 3D printing fast delivered in as fast as 14 days.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

We have strong QA procedures, controlled by an in-house team of QA engineers, which allows us to deliver high quality parts.

Engineering Check & Status Updates

Engineering Check & Status Updates

All designs are checked by engineers before they’re sent for 3D printing. After confirming your order, you will receive status updates on your production.

Materials for DMLS 3D Printing

Aluminium
  • Aluminium Al-Si10Mg
Cobalt Chrome
  • Cobalt chrome / CoCr
Steel
  • Tool steel 1.2709 / MS1
Stainless Steel
  • Stainless Steel 17-4PH / 1.4542 / X5CrNiCuNb16-4
  • Stainless Steel 316L / 1.4404 / X2CrNiMo17-12-2
Inconel
  • Inconel 718
Titanium
  • Titan Grade 5 / 3.7164 / 3.7165 / Ti-6Al-4V

Finishing Options for DMLS 3D Printing

Standard

The support material is removed and the parts are cleaned.

Custom finish

Additional processing and finishes on request.

Pros & Cons of DMLS 3D Printing

AdvantagesConsiderations
Complex Geometries: DMLS makes it possible to manufacture parts that cannot be produced with subtractive manufacturingSurface roughness is higher than with CNC machining
Powdered metals used for DMLS 3D printing possess strong mechanical propertiesHigher costs than other manufacturing technologies
Variety of mechanical and electro-chemical post-processing options applicable for final part enhancementLimited volume size

DMLS Manufacturing Specifications & Capabilities

Carbon DLS SLS HP MJF SLA FDM DMLS Polyjet

Lead time

5 days

3 days

3 days

7 days

8 days

14 days

7 days

Build volume

188 x 117 x 325 mm

up to 340 x 340 x 605 mm, but usually, we recommend the maximum size of 320 x 320 x 580 mm

up to 380 x 284 x 380 mm, while we normally recommend the maximum size of 356 x 280 x 356 mm

up to 736 x 635 x 533 mm

up to 914 x 610 x 914 mm

400 x 400 x 400 mm

up to 490 mm x 391 mm x 200 mm

Layer thickness

~0.1 mm

~0.1 mm and for water-tight parts 1.5 mm, when wall thickness is higher

~0.08 mm

min 0.02

~0.05-0.3 mm

0.02 – 0.08 mm depending on the material

0.04 mm

Minimum feature size

0.5 mm

0.5 mm

0.5 mm

0.2 mm

up to 0.2 mm

0.75 mm for cosmetic features, 1.5 mm for structural features

1.2 mm or greater for rigid. 2 mm or greater for rubber-like

Tolerance

±0.1% (±0.1 mm). However, tolerances are not guaranteed on the first attempt at a new design.

±0.3% (± 0.3 mm)

±0.3% (± 0.2 mm)

±0.5% (± 0.15 mm)

±0.5% (± 0.5 mm)

±0.2% (±0.1 – 0.2 mm)

±0.1 mm for the first dozens of mm is typical, plus ±0.05 mm for every mm thereafter

Description

A breakthrough technology that uses digital light projection, programmable liquid resins, and oxygen-permeable optics to produce parts with exceptional durability, resolution, and surface finish

One of the most popular and inexpensive technologies for industrial 3D printing

A technology that produces highly accurate and durable parts at fast speeds, especially compared to other powder bed fusion technologies

A technology that produces extremely accurate and high-resolution parts

Widely known for a great material selection, accuracy, and possibility to print large parts

Metal 3D printing technology. Selectively fuses a fine metal powder in aluminium or stainless steel

Polyjet is a rigid photopolymer 3D printing technology that produces high-detailed models

Read more about Carbon DLS

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