Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)


Direct Metal Laser Sintering

Quality End Results

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) must be performed in the utmost stable environment. The joint collaboration 3D Systems provides in process, equipment and materials ensures the highest level of quality. The result of this stable, collaborative environment is a high quality part with amazing properties.

DMLS is ideal for creating end-use parts that hold all characteristics of regular machined metal parts. Contact us today to find out if your design is right for DMLS.


Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Process

Step 1​

Layer of powdered material is applied to build platform.

Step 2​

Laser is used to solidify a cross-section of powdered material.

Step 3​

Platform is lowered and next layer of powder is applied. Process is repeated.

Step 4​

Unused powder is removed. Finish part is revealed.

Build Specs

Max Size Capabilities

DMLS is designed for parts with many features. Completely dense solid parts do not typically print well with DMLS. Any features under .02″ will be a print with best effort. If you have questions on how to design for direct metal laser sintering, call or email us today.

Dimension Capacity
X (length) 5.51"(140mm)
Y (width) 5.51"(140mm)
Z (depth) 3.94"(100mm)
Layer Thickness ​20-80µm


3D printed powder metals can be heat-treated, machined, and have the same characteristics as machined metal parts. We 3D print the following metals:

  • 316 L Stainless Steel
  • 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
  • Maraging Steel(Tool Steel)
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Parts will be near net shape with a high end cast like finish. Minimum features will be .02″.

  • ​+/- .008″for first inch
  • +/- 0.002”/” in./in

Get A Quote

If you would like to learn more about 3D printing and receive a quote, simply fill out our quote request form or call us toll free at 1-855-382-6349.

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