3D Systems now proudly offers Direct Metal Printing (DMP) services for producing custom metal parts directly from your CAD data. This exciting process allows you to produce metal parts with challenging geometries that cannot be made using traditional subtractive or casting technologies. Parts can be made in a variety of metals that are fully dense and fully usable. Print anything from prototypes to larger production series of up to 20,000 units. Check out DMP in action on the 3D Systems ProX DMP 320 machine.
DMP is an ideal technology for aerospace and defense applications. It allows for the production of small and extremely complex shapes with no need for tooling, and it permits dramatically part design than conventional processes like machining, stamplng or die casting will allow. Read more about Quickparts services for aerospace and defense.
3D Systems masters DMP technology through continuous innovation on multiple levels.
Choose from Quickparts Fastlane DMP Service, Technical DMP Service, or Volume Manufacturing Service. Select Fastlane if you need your metal parts printed in 6 days or less and are using a common material such as titanium grade 5. If you need to match tight technical specifications in one of our other available metal materials or if you need some consultation on manufacturability and engineering of your part, you should choose our Technical Service. For high-volume production of up to 20,000 units per year, select DMP .
Anatomy of the DMP Process
Direct Metal Printing uses additive manufacturing technology. In the machine, a high-precision laser is directed to metal powder particles in order to selectively build up thin subsequent horizontal metal layers. The metal powder particles pinpointed by the laser quickly and fully melt so that the new material properly attaches to the previous layer, without glue or binder liquid.