Metal Printing (Direct Metal Laser Sintering and Electron Beam Melting)

DMLS and EBM are used in industrial 3D printing. Materials include various metals and alloys including steel, titanium, aluminum, cobalt-chrome and nickel.

Metal printing is considered the “holy grail” of additive manufacturing and 3D printing; it is widely used in the aerospace, aircraft, automotive and healthcare industry for a range of high-tech, low-volume use cases from prototyping to final production. 3D printed metal parts allow for monolithic construction (reducing the quantity of components), miniaturization and mass reduction. DMLS and EBM have evolved to a stage where these prints are comparable to traditionally manufactured parts in terms of chemical composition, mechanical properties (static and fatigue) as well as microstructure.