Why choose 3D Metal Printing/Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)?
Metal 3D printing has grown in prominence in recent years due to its ability to create complex geometries and structures that are not feasible with traditional metal manufacturing processes. This technology allows for the production of small and large intricate parts, as part of a process that offers design freedom impossible through conventional manufacturing methods.
The metal 3D printing process produces parts with exceptional mechanical properties. These parts are as strong and as dense as those produced using wrought materials, making them ideal for tough functional prototypes. For example, when Ti64 parts are built on an M290 machine, mechanical and density testing results demonstrate that they can match or even surpass the standards set by ASTM F2924 and ASTM F3001. Additionally, both raw and heat-treated Ti64 parts from our M290 machine exhibit mechanical properties that can achieve minimum values given by sheet and wrought bar standards AMS 4911 and AMS 4928.
Another significant advantage of metal 3D printing with DMLS is the potential to reduce time to market. Since components require no tooling, design changes can be implemented rapidly. This allows parts to be manufactured overnight and put into use within days. As a result, metal 3D printing is revolutionizing the way industries approach the design and production of metal parts, offering greater flexibility and efficiency than ever before.
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