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Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)

On-demand Metal 3D Printing Service for Parts with Exceptional Mechanical Properties and Precision

We can create 'Impossible Parts'

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) allows you the freedom to produce metal parts that can not be created with traditional manufacturing.

Variety of Metals available

Get your parts 3D printed in a variety of materials including aluminum, cobalt chrome, titanium, Inconel, nickel, or 316 stainless steel.

Cost Effective

Producing complex metal parts with DMLS 3D printing is a faster and more accurate process and can provide significant cost savings to your business.

Why choose Direct Metal Laser Sintering?

Create highly complex fully functional parts that would be impossible to create with traditional machining or casting.

TriMech can produce extremely lightweight geometries that are optimized for performance, ultra-light “all-in-one” metal assemblies with internal features, supports, and lattice structures, as well as fully dense metal parts.

DMLS can create an endlessly wide range of metal part shapes using a wide variety of metal powders. Many “super alloy” materials can be processed with DMLS that are extremely hard and expensive to manufacture with conventional manufacturing methods. Producing these types of parts with DMLS leads to significant time and cost savings, and yields “net shape” parts that require minimal secondary finishing and/or machining.

DMLS Technology Overview

Learn more about Direct Metal Laser Sintering

How does the process work?

The DMLS process involves an extremely high-power laser that is focused on the surface of a bed of metal powder. As it traces the outline and interior area of a single part layer, it sinters (melts) the metal powder together on a molecular level. Layer by layer, a three-dimensional object is created.

This is the same process used with plastic powder laser sintering, but utilizes a laser with much greater power.

Post Processing

After the DMLS printing process is complete, secondary post-processing steps are required before printed metal parts are ready to use. These steps include:

  • Cutting the metal part away from the metal plate they were built on
  • Stress-relieving the metal part by cycling it to a high temperature
  • Manually removing metal supports that were built with the part to hold it during the build
  • Machining, smoothing, and/or polishing to achieve the desired surface finish and critical part tolerances

DMLS Technology Benefits

We can create your complex metal production parts

DMLS Production Part

Production Parts

Produce low-volume production metals parts with Direct Metal Laser Sintering.

DMLS technology will get your products in front of target markets right away. We can create custom, complex production parts in low volumes faster than traditional tooling and molding.

DMLS functional metal part

Functional Prototypes

We can build tough and hardworking metal prototypes to test your components in real-world applications.

Prove and perfect your designs in rigorous testing scenarios with tough 3D printed prototypes. With a range of technologies and engineering-grade metal materials to choose from, we can reveal how your product performs before market production.

DMLS functional metal part

Thermal Control Systems

Advance your thermal management capabilities with complex heat exchangers and heat pipes manufactured with DMLS.

DMLS materials build fully dense, corrosive resistant and highly robust metal parts that can be further treated through heat, coating and sterilization

Example Parts

Example metal laser sintered prototypes and production parts in a wide range of metal alloys, pick on the images below to enlarge:

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Benefits

Weight savings and improved performance

Wide Variety of Metals

Increased part strength

Speed – parts in under one week

Multiple part assemblies can be combined into one part

Complex parts that would be impossible to produce by traditional means

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Materials

Aluminum

Stainless Steel 17-4 PH

Stainless Steel 316L

Titanium

Cobalt Chrome

Copper

Inconel

Client Testimonials

How many times would you like me to type, ‘awesome’?

This service opens a whole world of opportunity for established businesses, as well as for start-ups, and even hobbyist/DIY interests.

TriMech is the type of company/team with which I enjoy working. I look forward to doing business with you again.

Thanks guys. The parts look great!

Industries we work with

TriMech services are used in a wide variety of industries

Architecture 3D Printing

Architecture & Construction

  • Model making
  • Urban planning
  • Concepts
Consumer Product 3D printing

High Tech & Consumer Products

  • Aesthetic and function testing
  • Concepts and prototypes
  • Sales and marketing models
Industrial design 3D printing

Industrial Design & Manufacturing

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Industrial equipment
  • Marine and offshore
  • Oil and gas
Medical 3D printing

Dental, Medical & Life Sciences

  • Anatomical models
  • Medical devices
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical planning models
Mold tool die 3D printing

Industrial Products, Mold Tool & Die

  • Jigs, fixtures, and assembly tooling
  • Injection molding
  • Silicone molding
  • Sand and investment casting
  • Thermoforming

Interested in Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)?

Call 888.392.0957 or Upload Your Part