Direct Metal Printing (DMP)
3D Metal Printing Services

Direct Metal Printing (DMP)


Agile Manufacturing offers Direct Metal Printing (DMP) services for producing custom metal parts directly from your CAD data. This exciting process allows you to produce metal parts with challenging geometries that cannot be made using traditional subtractive or casting technologies. Parts can be made in a variety of metals that are fully dense and fully usable. Print anything from prototypes to larger production series of up to 20,000 units.

DMP is an ideal technology for aerospace and defense applications. It allows for the production of small and extremely complex shapes with no need for tooling, and it permits dramatically different part design than conventional processes like machining, stamplng or die casting will allow. Read more about Quickparts services for aerospace and defense.

 

Anatomy of the DMP Process

Direct Metal Printing uses additive manufacturing technology. In the machine, a high-precision laser is directed to metal powder particles in order to selectively build up thin subsequent horizontal metal layers. The metal powder particles pinpointed by the laser quickly and fully melt so that the new material properly attaches to the previous layer, without glue or binder liquid. (Read More)

Advantages of Direct Metal Printing (DMP)

  • Intricate geometries and fine detail
  • Quick and cost effective
  • Extremely dense (99.8%)
  • Excellent for functionality testing