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Metal 3D Printers

Metal 3D printers harness cutting-edge additive manufacturing techniques to directly craft intricate metal parts. These advanced printers meticulously employ metal powders and harness the power of high-intensity lasers or electron beams. This focused energy selectively melts and fuses successive layers of metal, culminating in the creation of remarkably precise and complex components.

The printed part, emerging from this meticulous metal 3D printing process, undergoes subsequent stages. It starts as a green part and then undergoes debinding and sintering. The green part showcases the raw potential, which transforms through debinding and sintering into a finished, high-quality metal part.

This innovative approach revolutionizes industries like aerospace, automotive, medical, and engineering. It provides unparalleled design freedom, significantly reduces material waste, accelerates production timelines, and grants unprecedented customization capabilities.

In essence, the realm of metal 3D printing embodies a transformative wave of possibilities. It enables the evolution of green parts into fully realized, functional 3D printed parts, showcasing the potential to reshape the manufacturing landscape across diverse sectors.

Desktop Metal



DM Studio System 2

Unlike laser-based systems that selectively melt metal powder, the Studio System extrudes bound metal rods—similar to how an FDM printer works. This eliminates many of the safety requirements often associated with metal 3D printing while enabling new features like the use of fully closed-cell infill for lightweight strength.

DM Shop System

The Shop System from Desktop Metal is a high-capacity 3D printing solution designed for the production of metal parts in a manufacturing environment. With its advanced Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) technology, the Shop System can produce metal parts up to 10 times faster than traditional powder-based systems, with exceptional part quality and consistency. The system features an automated powder handling system, a built-in sintering furnace, and an intuitive software interface that allows for easy part programming and job setup. With the Shop System, you can reduce your lead times, increase your production capacity, and unlock new opportunities for metal part production.

DM Production System

The Production System from Desktop Metal is a revolutionary 3D printing solution designed for the mass production of metal parts. With its unique Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) technology, the Production System can produce metal parts at speeds up to 100 times faster than traditional powder-based systems, while maintaining exceptional part quality and consistency. The system features a fully automated powder handling system, a high-speed printhead array, and a modular furnace design that allows for continuous production with minimal downtime. With the Production System, you can achieve unprecedented throughput and scalability in metal part production, while reducing your costs and improving your competitiveness.

UltiMaker S5 Pro Bundle

The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle can now print with 17-4 PH Stainless Steel with the Metal Expansion Kit. This bundle consists of the S5 printer combined with the Air Manager and Material Station add-ons. The easy-to-use and industrially capable S5 Pro Bundle delivers an automated professional 3D printing experience. The Air Manager provides efficient air filtering and helps maintain a stable printing temperature, while the Material Station offers automatic material handling and humidity control to keep 3D printing materials in optimal conditions. Together, these features unlock 24/7 productivity and demanding applications with an extended range of materials.

UltiMaker S5

The UltiMaker S5 can now print with 17-4 PH Stainless Steel with the Metal Expansion Kit. This 3D printer offers all of the best-in-class technical specs that the S3 provides, such as dual extrusion, an intuitive touchscreen, remote printing, 200+ material compatibility, all with a larger build volume. Additionally, the S5 offers optional add-ons such as the Air Manager for air filtration and the Material Handling Station, combined which make up the S5 Pro Bundle to provide a complete 3D printing solution capable of running continuously while maximizing uptime.  

Featured Video
Metal 3D Printing: From Metal Powder to Steel Part

Watch the transformation executed by Titans of CNC as they convert fine steel powder within our TRUMPF TruPrint 3000 metal 3D printer, crafting a hydraulic manifold with precision.
Video Content
00:00 Introduction
00:16 Introduction of Steel Powder
00:36 The 3D Printing Process of a Hydraulic Manifold on the TRUMPF TruPrint 3000
01:03 Cleansing and Recapping Cylinders
01:44 Establishing the Setup of Supply and Build Cylinders
02:35 Removing Powder from the Hydraulic Manifold
03:07 Unveiling the 3D Printed Manifold
03:48 Employing Vacuum for Part Cleaning
04:01 The Design Process of the 3D Hydraulic Manifold
05:20 Exploring the Reasons for Opting for 3D Printing
06:16 Attempting to Test the Part's Breakage