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Custom Metal 3D Printing Service

3D print custom metal parts with excellent material properties with a high level of precision and durability. 

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Metal 3D printing is used to manufacture geometrically complex parts which can be prohibitively expensive or impossible to make with any other fabrication method. The speed and versatility of 3D printing metal allows manufacturers to go from designing to manufacturing custom metal parts quickly and affordably, without sacrificing part quality. A range of metals produce final parts that can be used for custom designs, rapid prototyping or end-use applications.

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Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) builds metal parts by selectively fusing thin layers of stainless steel powder using a laser. This process is ideal for printing precise, high-resolution parts with complex geometries. DMLS is excellent for producing functional prototypes or low-to-mid volume production runs of parts with intricate details and delicate features, and parts designed for demanding environments.​

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Materials
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17-4 Stainless Steel

17-4PH stainless steel (also known as 1.4542 stainless or 630 grade) has an outstanding combination of high strength and good corrosion resistance, with excellent mechanical properties at high temperatures.  It is used in a wide range of industrial applications, including those with mildly corrosive environments and high-strength requirements.

Max part size                   150 x 150 x 150 mm 

Layer height                     20 µm

Tensile Strength               620 - 700 MPa

Elongation at break        3.9 - 7.9 %

Surface Finish Options

Standard Finish

Supports are removed and layer lines are visible.

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Bead Blasting

Bead blasting smooths the surface and has a satin finish.

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A custom finish is available upon request.

Advantages of Metal 3D Printing

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Rapid Prototyping

Metal 3D printing is well-suited for rapid prototyping, allowing engineers and designers to quickly iterate and test designs before committing to large-scale production. This can accelerate the product development cycle and reduce time-to-market.

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Complex Geometries

Metal 3D printing produces highly complex and intricate geometries that would be challenging or impossible to achieve using traditional manufacturing methods. This is particularly beneficial in industries such as aerospace and healthcare.

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Tooling Cost Reduction

Traditional manufacturing often requires expensive tooling for each specific part. With metal 3D printing, tooling costs can be reduced or eliminated, as the same equipment can be used for a variety of complex shapes without molds or dies.

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Metal 3D printing supports on-demand and small-batch manufacturing, making it cost-effective for producing low volumes of specialized or custom parts without the need for maintaining large inventories.

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Lightweight Structures

Metal 3D printing enables the creation of lightweight structures with optimized designs, leading to improved performance and fuel efficiency in applications like aerospace and automotive.


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Repair and Maintenace

Metal 3D printing can be used for efficient repair and maintenance of existing components, extending the lifespan of critical parts and reducing the need for complete replacements.


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Custom Designs

Metal 3D printing produces custom and personalized components, as each part can be designed and printed to meet specific requirements. This is valuable in industries like healthcare, where patient-specific pieces can be created.

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Design Freedom

Designers have greater freedom in creating innovative and optimized structures, as they are not constrained by traditional manufacturing limitations. This can result in improved functionality and efficiency.


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Reduced Waste

Traditional manufacturing methods often involve subtractive processes, where material is cut away from a larger block to achieve the final shape. Metal 3D printing is an additive process, built layer by layer, which can significantly reduce material waste.

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