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Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)

For high value metal components in prototyping and manufacture

  • Offers high resolution and accuracy
  • Excellent material properties
  • Many material options

DMLS Material Options

Design Guidelines

Please note that these are are GUIDELINES, not hard and fast rules. Follow these and you should be in pretty good shape, but we'll let you know if we see any problems.

DMLS design guidelines are under construction!
Parameter Inches Milimeters
Maximum part size 9.85 x 9.85 x 12.8 250 x 250 x 325
Minimum Supported Wall Thickness 0.030 0.75
Minimum Unsupported Wall Thickness 0.030 0.75
Minimum Supported Bosses 0.030 0.75
Minimum Unsupported Bosses 0.040 1.00
Minimum Embossed Detail (Height and Width) 0.020 0.50
Minimum Engraved Detail (Height and Width) 0.020 0.50
Clearance 0.020 0.50
 

Standard Material Properties

Please note that this data is provided for the convenience of our customers. It does not on its own represent a sufficient basis for any part design, nor does it provide any agreement about or guarantee the specific properties of a product or part or the suitability of a product or part for a specific application. It is the
responsibility of the producer or customer of a part to check its properties as well as its suitability for a particular purpose. This also applies regarding the consideration of possible intellectual property rights as well as laws and regulations. The data are subject to change without notice.

 

Aluminum (AlSi10Mg)

Property Imperial (KSI) Metric (MPa)
Elastic modulus 10,900 70,000
Tensile strength 66.7 460
Yield strength 34.8 240
Fatigue strength 14.1 97
Property Imperial Metric
Elongation at Break 6% 6%
Brinell hardness 119 HBW 119 HBW
Density 0.096 lb/in^3 2670 kg/m^3
 

Stainless Steel (GP1)

Property Imperial (KSI) Metric (MPa)
Elastic modulus 25,000 170,000
Tensile strength 135 850
Yield strength 77 530
Property Imperial Metric
Elongation at Break 25% 25%
Rockwell C hardness 230 HV1 230 HV1
Density 0.28 lb/in^3 7.8 g/cm^3