Metal Additive Manufacturing

THINK IT, MAKE IT

Metal Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) has opened doors to engineering designs never before possible. We help you get from design to full production, saving you time and money as we work together to bring your product to market.

Medical Solutions
Our dedicated Cobalt Chrome (MP1) and Titanium (Ti64ELI) 3D printers enable our ISO 13485 certified manufacturing of medical devices and instruments, such as spine devices, hip cups, and dental implants, which can be made with lattice structures that promote osteointegration, while maintaining structural integrity.
Aerospace Solutions
An early adopter of ADM, aerospace firms have incorporated additive manufacturing with applications such as tooling, air ducts, brackets, heat exchangers, prototypes, fuel nozzles, swirlers, complex vanes, antennas, sensors, avionics, and continue to be a leader in investigating new applications.
Industrial Solutions
The adoption of Metal AM as a complementary manufacturing process has given companies a competitive edge in quoting, design iterations, and being first to market with new and exciting products.
Defense Solutions
Additive Manufacturing can benefit the defense industry by enabling the ability for rapid, delocalized, flexible manufacturing and in some cases serial production of parts that have been cost-prohibitive to produce in the past. Organic shapes with light weight materials and lattice inner structures can help reduce weight by less than half traditionally manufactured parts.

1 YOUR IDEA

Think It.

You have a great idea, and whether you have FDA-approved CAD drawings ready, or a paper sketch of existing part modifications, we can help you bring that idea to reality.

2 OUR ENGINEERING DESIGN EXPERTISE

Prepare It.

There are many considerations that need to be addressed before geometry can be 3D printed in metal. Support structure strategies, build orientation, part consolidation for reduced weight, and more. All these are part of “Design for Additive Manufacturing” (DfAM) principles that our team of engineers can provide you.

3 ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (3D PRINTING)

Print It.

Our Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) printers use a high power-density laser to melt and fuse metallic powders together to create devices and parts. We offer dedicated Cobalt Chrome and Titanium printers to our customers for regulated Aerospace and Medical applications.

4 POST-PROCESSING & FINISHING

Make It.

Parts are removed from the build plate and finished to your specifications. Polishing, sand-blasting, threading, and even mirror-finishing of metal parts is possible in this phase of production.

Metal Materials

Titanium Powder at 150x zoom captured using our Scanning Electron Microscope

Every part and device we manufacture starts out as microscopic metal powder as small as 15 microns. Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) uses a high power-density laser to melt and fuse these metallic powders together.

The process starts by slicing the 3D CAD file data into layers, usually from 20 to 100 micrometres thick, creating a 2D image of each layer; this file format is the industry standard .stl file used on most layer-based 3D printing or stereolithography technologies. This file is then loaded into a file preparation software package that assigns parameters, values and physical supports that allow the file to be interpreted and built by different types of additive manufacturing machines.

  • Aluminium AlSi10Mg
    Light Metal for Motorsports and Aerospace Interior Applications
  • Aluminium AlSi10Mg/200 °C
    Light Metal for Motorsports and Aerospace Interior Applications
  • CobaltChrome MP1
    CoCrMo Super Alloy for High-Temperature Engineering and Biomedical Applications
  • CobaltChrome SP2
    CE-Certified CoCrMo Super Alloy for Dental Applications
  • MaragingSteel MS1
    High-Performance Steel for Tooling and Mechanical Engineering
  • NickelAlloy HX
    Nickel-Alloy for Aerospace and Industry
  • NickelAlloy IN625
    Nickel-Chromium Alloy for Aerospace, Motorsports and Industry
  • NickelAlloy IN718
    Nickel Alloy for Aerospace and Industry
  • StainlessSteel 17-4PH
    Highly Abrasion Resistant Stainless Steel for Medical
  • StainlessSteel CX
    Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel for Tooling
  • StainlessSteel GP1
    Stainless Steel for Mechanical Engineering and Medical
  • StainlessSteel PH1
    Hardenable Stainless Steel for Mechanical Engineering and Medical Technology
  • StainlessSteel 316L
    Corrosion-Resistant Stainless Steel Alloy for Medical, Lifestyle and Aerospace
  • ​Titanium Ti64
    Ti6Al4V Light Metal for Aerospace, Motorsports and Biomedical Applications
  • Titanium Ti64ELI
    Light Metal Alloy for Medical and Aerospace
  • Titanium TiCP grade 2
Cross Section
Diameter (Microns)
Example
150Average Human Hair
30Titanium Powder
15Aluminum Powder

OUR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT

DMLS Metal 3D Printing

EOS M290

Our fleet of EOS M290s are the benchmark for the industrial 3D printing of high-quality metal parts. With fast, flexible and cost-effective production of metal parts directly from CAD data, these machines are ideal for manufacturing highly complex DMLS components ensuring homogeneous part properties from part-to-part, job-to-job and machine-to-machine.

Interested in the benefits of Metal Additive Manufacturing? Let’s partner on your next project!