Manufacture part geometries no other process can.
The Advanced Metal 3D Printing Center houses a powder bed fusion 3D Systems DMP Flex 350 Metal Printer. It is capable of producing parts with complex geometry from metal powders on a scale similar to industry standard. The printer can produce batches of parts on a daily basis.
- The printer is able to process 11 unique metals, including bio-grade titanium (for biomedical applications), cobalt and chromium, several types of steel, and more.
- We can use our own metal powders (custom powder alloys).
- It is possible to deposit experimental metal compositions in order to produce unique metal alloys customized specifically for the 3D printing process.
The printer is about 9 feet tall and weighs 10,000 pounds.
- DMP: Direct metal printing, a type of additive manufacturing
- Resolution: 5 microns
- Part Size: Approximately a 1-ft. cube size billet with maximum part size 275 x 275 x 420 mm (10.82 x 10.82 x 16.54 in).
- Print Specs: Minimum Z layer thickness is 5 microns with typical values of 30, 60, or 90. Repeatability in the XY and Z direction is 60 microns (0.002 inches). Minimum feature size is 200 microns.
- Purist Prints: The printing process offers extremely low oxygen levels (less than 25 parts per million), providing exceptionally strong, fully dense parts of high chemical purity.
Create one-off or unique parts, ideal for experimentation and testing of end-stage prototypes.