What is DMP?

Direct Metal Printing (DMP), also commonly known as Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), is an additive manufacturing technology that builds high quality complex metal parts from 3D CAD data. In the machine, a high precision laser is directed to metal powder particles to selectively build up thin horizontal metal layers one after the other. This cutting edge technology allows for the production of metal parts with challenging geometries, not possible using traditional subtractive or casting technologies. 

First of all a roller will apply a layer of metal powder, then the laser will sinter the powder according to the 3D file and the build platform will get down before applying a new layer of powder. The process will be repeated until the desired part is created. The metal part needed supports, these supports will then be removed manually.

DMP Benefits

The DMP process is highly beneficial for those who need to produce their metal parts for prototyping or low-volume production by eliminating time-consuming tooling. It also allows to create complicated and highly detailed designs that would be possible with any other technology, due to the limitations of the traditional manufacturing processes. 

This cutting edge technology allows for the production of metal parts with challenging geometries, not possible using traditional subtractive or casting technologies. A variety of functional metals are available to print designs, from prototypes to production series of up to 20,000 units.

  • Production of small and extremely complex shapes with no need for tooling

  • High quality parts ideal for R&D and serial part manufacturing at the tightest tolerances

  • Industry’s best surface finished parts with exceptional accuracy

  • Accommodate innovative part design versus conventional processes

  • Topology optimized parts and mass customization

  • Complex and thin-walled structures allow significant part weight reduction

Thanks to our DMP service, you can have access to professional 3D printers for prototyping and production, distantly, and without needing to worry about operating the machines yourself. You'll get your 3D printed metal parts, fully functional and ready to be used or integrated into a larger object, within a few days. 

DMLS as other metal 3D printing technologies is appropriate for manufacturing small batches. In this case, it is better to contact directly our engeneering team specialise in metal 3D printing. We combine design, engineering and finishing skills in order to meet the requirements of your project.  Your only concern will be to create the best design for what you want to do.

DMP 3D Materials

DMP technology enables you to 3D print with several types of metal powders.

Currently SpaceCAD Ltd. offers online services for 3D printing in Bulgaria with two types of metal powders:

  • Maraging Steel 1,2709

  • Stainless Steel 17-4H

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We also provide other metal powders on-demand. If you're interested in bigger sizes, other metals or plastic details, please contact us. We will provide you a quotefor a wide range of other metals, such as:

  • Stainless Steel 316L

  • Cobalt-Chrome Alloy CoCr

  • Aluminium Alloy AlSi12

  • Stainless Steel 316L

  • LaserForm Ni718

  • LaserForm Ti Gr. 1

  • LaserForm Ti Gr. 23

  • LaserForm Ti Gr. 5