Direct Metal Laser Sintering, also known as DMLS, is an additive manufacturing technology that uses a precise, high wattage laser to weld metals and alloys on the micro scale. This process is able to create metal parts directly from 3D CAD data in layers without the need for traditional tooling. DMLS is a metal 3D printing process that utilizes a variety of metal and alloy materials such as stainless steel, cobalt-chrome, and Inconel alloy to create strong, durable parts and prototypes.
DMLS 3D printing is an excellent choice for producing functional metal prototypes and dense metal parts in a short time, with high precision. This process is particularly useful for complex part designs, light weighting, and producing functional custom metal parts in low volumes. We see this method used primarily in metal additive manufacturing for aerospace, marine, oil & gas and automobile applications.