DMLS Aluminum Rapid Prototyping DMLS 3D Printing for
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is a cutting edge additive
metal fabrication technology that involves use of a 3D CAD model
whereby an .stl file is created and sent to the machine’s software.
The technology fuses metal powder into a solid part by melting it
locally using the focused laser beam. Parts are built up additively
layer by layer, typically using layers 20 micrometers thick. This
process allows for highly complex geometries to be created directly
from the 3D CAD data, fully automatically, in hours and without any
DMLS is a net-shape process, producing parts with high accuracy and
detail resolution, good surface quality and excellent mechanical
properties. DMLS allows your engineer to optimize their design by
creating designs into one application and grow internal passages
that curve, or multiple piece assemblies built as one.
DMLS is becoming the technology of choice for building functional
metal prototypes and low volume production parts that are
equivalent in strength to cast or billet physical properties, with
a surface finish equivalent to a quality investment casting.
Materials include: 17-4 and 15-5 stainless steel, cobalt chromium,
inconel 625 and 718, and titanium Ti6Alv4. Theoretically, almost
any alloy metal can be used in this process once fully developed
1. Compared with traditional manufacturing techniques, the speed of
DMLS is the most
obvious because no special tooling is required and parts can be
built in a matter of hours.
2. DMLS allows for more rigorous testing of prototypes. Since DMLS
can use most alloys, prototypes can
now be functional hardware made out of the same material as
3. Complex geometries and assemblies with multiple components can
be simplified to fewer parts with a
more cost effective assembly. DMLS does not require special tooling
like castings, so it is convenient for
short production runs.
4. DMLS is also one of the few additive manufacturing technologies
being used in
production. Since the components are built layer by layer, it is
possible to design internal features and
passages that could not be cast or otherwise machined.
· Metal parts, fire test parts, fixture direct manufacturing and
model demonstration test.
· Development of new products.
· Creative design and display of culture, creativity, clothing,
household goods and other.
· Research and development of implants, teeth, skull repair,
prosthetics and medical
· Product design, rapid production of high-precision injection
Technical Specifications for Direct Metal Laser Sintering
Technique Specifications of EOSINT M 280
250 mm x 250 mm x 325 mm
(9.85 x 9.85 x 12.8 in)
|building platform||9.85 x 9.85 x 12.8 in|
Yb-fibre laser, 200 W oder 400 W (optional)
F-theta-lens, high-speed scanner
up to 7.0 m/s (23 ft./sec)
Variable focus diameter
100 - 500 μm (0.004 - 0.02 in)
maximum 8.5 kW / typical 3.2 kW
Compressed air supply
7,000 hPa; 20 m3/h (102 psi; 706 ft3/h)
4,000 hPa; 100 l/min
(58 psi; 3.5 ft3/min)(optional)
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