Direct Metal Printing

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.

Also referred to as DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering), this 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, stamping or die casting will allow.

Parts: 1 to 1000+

Shipped in: 3 to 5 days

Excellent for:

  • Complex Aerospace Parts
  • End Use Parts
  • Functional Testing

How DMP Works

DMP, or Direct Metal Printing is an additive manufacturing technology. A high-precision laser is directed to a powder bed of metal particles in order to selectively build up thin subsequent horizontal metal layers. The laser pinpoints the metal powder particles and fully melts the precise shape and the subsequent layers are properly attached to the previous layer, without glue or binder liquid.

TOLERANCES

Most parts can be accurately produced within .002″ or less per inch on the X/Y/Z axis.

BUILD ENVELOPE

Direct Metal parts can be made up to 11 x 11 x 16″ in size, or multiple parts nested in a single build.

BEST APPLICATIONS

DMP is best suited for functional prototypes, end use parts, and when complex geometries are required.

Our DMP Material Offering

Finish Levels:

  1. Unfinished (Includes removal of support material)
  2. Shot Peened
  3. Sand Blasted
  4. Brushed Finish
  5. Lightly Sanded
  6. Medium Polished
  7. Mirror Polished

Finishing Options:

  1. Abrasive Blast (Grit & Ceramic)
  2. Electrochemical Polishing
  3. Abrasive Flow Machining (Extrude Hone) Polishing
  4. Electroplating
  5. Micro Machining Process (MMP)
  6. CNC Finishing/Machining

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Finish Levels:

  1. Unfinished (Includes removal of support material)
  2. Shot Peened
  3. Sand Blasted
  4. Brushed Finish
  5. Lightly Sanded
  6. Medium Polished
  7. Mirror Polished

Finishing Options:

  1. Abrasive Blast (Grit & Ceramic)
  2. Electrochemical Polishing
  3. Abrasive Flow Machining (Extrude Hone) Polishing
  4. Electroplating
  5. Micro Machining Process (MMP)
  6. CNC Finishing/Machining

Download the Brochure

Finish Levels:

  1. Unfinished (Includes removal of support material)
  2. Shot Peened
  3. Sand Blasted
  4. Brushed Finish
  5. Lightly Sanded
  6. Medium Polished
  7. Mirror Polished

Finishing Options:

  1. Abrasive Blast (Grit & Ceramic)
  2. Electrochemical Polishing
  3. Abrasive Flow Machining (Extrude Hone) Polishing
  4. Electroplating
  5. Micro Machining Process (MMP)
  6. CNC Finishing/Machining

Download the Brochure

Finish Levels:

  1. Unfinished (Includes removal of support material)
  2. Shot Peened
  3. Sand Blasted
  4. Brushed Finish
  5. Lightly Sanded
  6. Medium Polished
  7. Mirror Polished

Finishing Options:

  1. Abrasive Blast (Grit & Ceramic)
  2. Electrochemical Polishing
  3. Abrasive Flow Machining (Extrude Hone) Polishing
  4. Electroplating
  5. Micro Machining Process (MMP)
  6. CNC Finishing/Machining

Download the Brochure