Struggling with production costs and lead times of metal parts?

Lighten up with 3D-printed metal

Metal 3D Printing holds a unique position in modern day product development. It combines the design flexibility of 3D Printing with the mechanical properties of metal.

From tooling inserts with cooling channels to lightweight structures for aerospace, any application that involves complex metal parts benefits from 3D Printing.

  • Fully functional prototypes
  • Production tools
  • Molds and inserts
  • Rigid housings
  • Ductwork
  • Spare parts
  • Heat exchangers

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Technical Specifications

Standard lead time:
Minimum of 11 working days

Standard accuracy:
+/- 0.2 %
(with lower limit on ± 0.2 mm)

Minimum wall thickness:
0.5 mm

Layer thickness:
30 – 100 µm (AlSi10Mg)
30 – 60 µm (TiAl6V4)

Maximum part dimensions:
Dimensions are unlimited as components may be composed of several sub-parts. The maximum build area is 250 x 250 x 320 mm.

Materials

Aluminum (AlSi10Mg)
AlSi10Mg is an aluminium alloy that combines good strength and thermal properties with low weight and flexible post-processing possibilities.

Titanium (TiAl6V4)
TiAl6V4, one of the widest-known alloys, combines excellent mechanical properties with a very low specific weight. The material is corrosion resistant and is used in a variety of demanding engineering environments.

About us

With a global capacity of more than 130 3D printers and wide variety of available technologies, Materialise has grown into one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive providers of additive manufacturing services.

From our branches worldwide we serve designers and engineers in a wide variety of industries, including machinery and industrial equipment, healthcare, automotive and aerospace.

About Metal 3D Printing

Metal 3D Printing is a general term for a number of additive manufacturing technologies that use 3D CAD data to build a metal part layer by layer. The machine distributes even layers of metallic powder fused together by a high powered laser according to the CAD data, gradually forming the 3-dimensional part.

All major 3D printing machine manufacturers have their own technology name referring to metal 3D Printing. Therefore, it’s possible that you know this process as selective laser melting or direct metal laser sintering.