What is Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)?

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is an Additive 3D metal printing method used to build prototypes and production metal parts. DMLS uses a laser to fuse a fine metal powder. DMLS and Additive Manufacturing can produce detailed features and all-in-one assemblies that are typically difficult to manufacture with subtractive manufacturing methods. Subtractive manufacturing removes material from stock to create the desired object.

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Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Applications

Direct Manufacturing
Durable materials and cast-quality finishes make DMLS a popular printing method for end-use products.


Rapid Prototyping
Making proof of concept models and fully functional prototypes is another popular use for DMLS printers.


Rapid Tooling
Due to their ability to print in metal, DMLS printers are an excellent choice for rapid tooling.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Benefits

Fast Turnaround
Get stainless steel parts within five business days, and aluminum parts within five to eight business days.


DMLS uses powdered metals, making them a robust and durable choice for end-use parts.


Complex Designs
DMLS is perfect for producing parts that are too complex for other manufacturing methods.


DMLS opens the door to low quantity manufacturing. Bulk order parts are now available as a singular piece.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Materials & FInishes

Available materials used in Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) printing include aluminum and stainless steel.


STANDARD DMLS – The part surface is media blasted, and the support structures are removed to achieve a uniform finish.

 – Some parts require additional post-processing, such as polishing and CNC Machining.

Fast, high-quality 3D printing.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) projects in as little as five days.
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