DMLS Technology

Direct Metal Laser Sintering powder bed fusion 3D printing process

Discover the DMLS Technology

Create  Production Parts, Functional Prototyping and Thermal Control Systems

What is DMLS?

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is a direct metal laser melting (DMLM) or laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) technology that accurately forms complex geometries not possible with other metal manufacturing methods.

DMLS parts are stronger and denser than investment casted metal parts, and they can help you get to market first with faster turnaround times.

DMLS Technology Advantages

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How does it work?

DMLS uses a precise, high-wattage laser to micro-weld powdered metals and alloys to form fully functional metal components from your CAD model.

DMLS parts are made with powdered materials like aluminum, stainless steel and titanium, as well as niche alloys like MONEL® K500 and INCONEL® 718.

Finishing Parts

Raw DMLS parts have a surface finish comparable to a fine investment casting part, and expert finishing services are sometimes needed.

Javelin-Cimetrix offers a full suite of professional finishing operations, including precision machining, media blasting, surface grinders and milling.

Create metal parts faster

Metal 3D printing is an ideal process for complex oil and gas components, custom medical guides, part-consolidated aerospace parts and tough functional prototypes.

Utilize the design freedom of DMLS and produce accurate metal components in less time than other manufacturing methods.

DMLS Technology Benefits

Stratasys makes it simple to build production models

Finished 3D part

Production Parts

Produce low-volume production metals parts with Direct Metal Laser Sintering.

DMLS technology will get your products in front of target markets right away. Our advanced manufacturing services help you to create custom, complex production parts in low volumes faster than traditional tooling and molding.

Functional metal part

Functional Prototypes

Build tough and hardworking metal prototypes to test components in real-world applications.

Prove and perfect your designs in rigorous testing scenarios with tough 3D printed prototypes. With a range of technologies and engineering-grade metal materials to choose from, you can reveal how your product performs before market production.

Metal heat pipe

Thermal Control Systems

Advance your thermal management capabilities with complex heat exchangers and heat pipes manufactured with DMLS.

DMLS materials build fully dense, corrosive resistant and highly robust metal parts that can be further treated through heat, coating and sterilization.

DMLS Materials

Produce complex geometries in one fluid build that would be impossible to compose with traditional manufacturing processes. Additive metals deliver dense, corrosive resistant and high strength parts which can be further treated through heat, coating and sterilization.

Stainless Steel 17-4 PH (As Built)Martensitic, chromium-nickel-copper precipitation-hardening stainless steel
  • Pre-alloyed, precipitation hardenable stainless steel
  • Good welding and machining characteristics
  • Good mechanical properties
  • Excellent weld-ability & corrosion resistance
  • Cost effective
  • Parts requiring post-production processing
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Parts requiring ductility and high strength
  • Parts requiring high corrosion resistance
Stainless Steel 316L (As Built)Austenitic stainless steel
  • Good strength and creep resistance
  • Excellent weldability due to low-carbon
  • Molybdenum gives improved corrosion resistance
  • Excellent weld-ability, corrosion resistance & ductility
  • Parts requiring post-production processing
  • Consumer, automotive & aerospace
  • Parts requiring ductility and high strength
  • Parts requiring high corrosion resistance
Aluminum AlSi10Mg (As Built)Casting grade alloy
  • Low weight
  • Good thermal properties, strength and hardness
  • Fast building
  • Excellent machinability
  • Thin walls
  • Complex geometries
  • Lower cost prototypes
  • Aerospace and automotive
INCONEL 625 (As Built)Nickel based superalloy
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Non-Magnetic
  • High tensile, creep and rupture strengths
  • High heat applications
  • Turbine engine components and fuel systems
  • Oil well, petroleum, and natural gas industry
INCONEL 718 (As Built)High strength nickel base superalloy
  • Fatigue resistance
  • Non-Magnetic
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Good tensile, creep & rupture strength
  • High heat applications
  • Turbine engine components, fasteners & instrumentation parts
  • Oil well, petroleum, and natural gas industry
Titanium Ti64 (As Built)Alpha-beta titanium alloy
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Corrosion resistance combined with low specific weight
  • Biocompatible
  • Motorsports and racing applications
  • Structural and engine components for aerospace
  • Biomedical implants
Cobalt Chrome CoCrMo (As Built)Metal alloy of cobalt and chromium
  • Great mechanical properties with excellent tribology
  • Resistant to corrosion, wear and heat
  • Dental restorations (crowns, bridges etc.) bearing assembly, ballast, casting, step soldering, and radiation shielding
MONEL K500 (As Built)Age-hardenable Nickel-Copper alloy
  • Liquid Oxygen (LOX) Compatible
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Ti, Al precipitates create high strength
  • Liquid Rocket Engine Components
  • LOX Manifolds and Injectors
  • Parts requiring ductility and high strength
  • Parts requiring high corrosion resistance
Copper C18150 (As Built)Chromium Zirconium copper alloy
  • Excellent electrical and thermal conductivity
  • Mechanical and material properties stable up to 700°F
  • Age Hardenable
  • Excellent thermal and electrical conductivity
  • Conformal induction coils
  • Regeneratively cooled nozzles
  • Plastic mold components

Get your CAD model 3D printed with DMLS Technology

Javelin 3D Printing Service

We provide designers and manufacturers with a variety of 3D printing services, to create custom high-performance prototypestooling, manufacturing aids, end-use parts, and low-volume production.

By applying DMLS Technology, our staff of highly-experienced specialists are capable of meeting the most stringent demands in terms of time, cost and precision in the creation of your part.

Is DMLS Technology right for you?

Call us free at  1-877-219-6757  and get your questions answered