Direct Metal Production

The Industry Standard of 3D Printing

Direct Metal Production 3D Printer


Manufacture Fully Functional
Metal Parts in Hours

• Precision laser melting—patented and proven
• Increased productivity, repeatability and flexibility
• Access to a wide range of metals and alloys
• Unmatched design and manufacturing freedom
• Efficient materials and energy management


Patented and Proven Standard in Direct Metal 3D Printing

Direct Metal production 3D printers are the proven industry standard. You benefit from our experience in addition to:

• Robust manufacturing floor platform
• Patented powder layering system
guarantees outstanding quality
• Exceptional surface finish and resolution
• Excellent accuracy and repeatability
• Fully dense parts with superior mechanical properties
• Fast build speeds

Our truly global product support team, with dedicated service and application engineers, allows us to meet your rigorous quality requirements at facilities around the world. In addition we offer a back-up manufacturing service for our customers to handle overflow.


The Process:

The Direct Metal process builds up fully dense, chemically pure metal parts from 3D CAD data by melting fine powder with a laser beam, layer by layer. With layer sizes ranging from 5–30 microns, there are no limitations to part complexity.

The 3D Systems line of Direct Metal production 3D printers supports particle sizes as low as 5 microns, resulting in better part accuracy, surface finish and feature detail resolution. Depending on your requirements choose between the following build volumes:

ProX™ 100: 3.9 x 3.9 x 3.1 inches
(100 x 100 x 80 mm)
ProX™ 200: 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.9 inches
(140 x 140 x 100 mm)
ProX™ 300: 9.8 x 9.8 x 11.8 inches
(250 x 250 x 300 mm)


Applications:

When complex metal parts are needed fast, our portfolio of direct metal solutions turns market pressure into competitive advantage in industries like:

• Aerospace and defense
• Engine/component manufacturing
• Medical technology
• Patient-specific implants (PSI)
• Dental applications
• Conformal cooling in tooling inserts
• Jewelry & objects d’art


Software:

Processing: Open and intuitive software enables users to precisely define all key manufacturing parameters and track essential production data.

Manufacturing: Engineered specifically for the low- to mid-volume production of complex metal or ceramic parts.

Dental: A high-performance solution for managing the manufacture of fixed and removable dental prostheses. The user is guided from dental file import to the creation of the manufacturing files; it is seamless and intuitive.

Versatile Metal and Ceramic Materials: Benefit from the materials flexibility of our Direct Metal production 3D printers, including reactive metals and ceramics. Tell us your requirements and our application engineers will define the best material solution for you. We offer a wide choice of standard metal alloys and ceramics, including steel, CrCo, Inconel, Al and Ti alloys.


Software Tools Designed to Ensure Your Successful Direct Metal or Ceramic Manufacturing Process.

When it comes to additive manufacturing, the printing system is only one part of the equation. Software integration with the manufacturing process is an important factor when utilizing direct metal 3D printing to produce a more cost-effective workflow in the development and production of new products.

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