Direct Metal Printing - QuickParts

Direct Metal Printing

PRODUCTION OF COMPLEX GEOMETRIES NOT POSSIBLE USING TRADITIONAL SUBTRACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, AND IN A RANGE OF ALLOYS

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Production of High Quality Metal Parts in a Range of Alloys

Produce metal parts with challenging geometries and optimized for lightweighting, not possible using traditional subtractive or casting technologies.

How to Select the Right Manufacturing Solution

From rapid and functional prototyping, appearance models to low-volume production using both additive manufacturing and traditional subtractive processes; the choices to develop your project are almost endless.

About this process

Overview

Direct Metal Printing (DMP), also commonly known as Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), is an additive manufacturing technology that builds high quality complex metal parts from 3D CAD data. In the machine, a high precision laser is directed to metal powder particles to selectively build up thin horizontal metal layers one after the other. This cutting edge technology allows for the production of metal parts with challenging geometries, not possible using traditional subtractive or casting technologies. A variety of functional metals are available to print designs, from prototypes to production series of up to 20,000 units.

  • Production of small and extremely complex shapes with no need for tooling
  • High quality parts ideal for R&D and serial part manufacturing at the tightest tolerances
  • Industry’s best surface finished parts with exceptional accuracy
  • Accommodate innovative part design versus conventional processes
  • Topology optimized parts and mass customization
  • Complex and thin-walled structures allow significant part weight reduction

Applications

  • Machine construction
  • Tool and die making
  • Food and pharmaceutics
  • Chemistry and petrochemistry
  • Aerospace engines
  • Automotive parts
  • Veterinary and medical devices
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Air/Oil/Fuel mixing devices
  • Customized sporting goods
  • Weight-reduction parts utilizing complex material removal
  • Industrial burner parts
  • Radiation collimators
  • Semicon and wafer handling equipment
  • Customized production line equipment

Materials

  • Maraging Steel 18Ni300
  • Inconel 625
  • Inconel 718
  • Stainless Steel 316L

Finishes

Standard:  Sand surfaces to remove build lines and bead blasted.

Anodized:  Electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish

Heat Treated:  Use of heating or chilling, normally to extreme temperatures, to achieve a desired result such as hardening or softening of a material

Polished:  Sand surfaces to remove build lines and then apply polishing compound until desired surface finish is reached.

Additional post-processing: Includes CNC milling, lathing & EDM

Resources

From Prototype To Production with QuickParts’ On-Demand Manufacturing

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Let us be your resource to determine which manufacturing process is right for your project.​

rapid prototyping
Rapid Prototyping

Shows the look and feel of a product or part before committing to the more costly aspects of production.

low volume production
Low-Volume Production

Reduce tooling costs, produce customized products and bring a product to market quickly with low-volume production and bridge manufacturing.

functional prototyping
Functional Prototyping

Goes beyond the look and feel, enabling teams to assess factors such as usability, ergonomics, manufacturability and materials testing.

appearance models
Appearance Models

Turn cad files into highly realistic physical parts and assemblies for aesthetic review, trade shows and sales presentations.

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