DMLS Metal sintering
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Is an additive manufacturing technique that uses a laser as the power source to sinter powdered material (typically metal), aiming the laser automatically at points in space defined by a 3D model, binding the material together to create a solid structure. Solidified he metal powder in the deposited layer will not change any mechanical properties DMLS is High speed process Because, no special tooling is required, parts can be built in a matter of hours. Complex geometries: Components can be designed with internal features and passages that cannot be cast or otherwise machined.
DMLS is a revolutionary technology that produces 99.8% dense parts directly from 3D CAD data using the powder bed fusion process known as Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). Metal AM is fast, accurate and cost-effective for the production of prototypes as well as series production parts which can be used for testing or as final production components. Parts are manufactured without the financial or time costs required for conventional tooling.
Finished parts are comparable to a good investment cast part and the mechanical properties of finished parts are equivalent to those of a cast or machined component. The process is not restrictive in its application and the components produced can be used in place of almost any conventionally manufactured part. The advantage of the process is that the more complex or feature rich the component, the more economical the process becomes.
- Prototypes for form, fit and functional testing
- High quality: DMLS creates parts with high accuracy and detailed resolution.
- Producing final functional parts
- Producing dental models and surgical guides
- Printing injection moulds for small series or functional tests
- DMLS eliminates tool change & production line cost resulting in small batch & single part build cost efficiency.
- DMLS can produces highly complex parts with internal features.
- Homogeneous Metal with Infinite Combinations
- Can be Heat Treated and no porosity
- Strong and durable components (produce meta components that are 99.8% dense)
- Adoption of quicker design changes and consolidation of parts to dramatically reduce development time