Direct Metal Printing uses additive manufacturing technology. In the machine, a high-precision laser is directed to metal powder particles in order to selectively build up thin subsequent horizontal metal layers. The metal powder particles pinpointed by the laser quickly and fully melt so that the new material properly attaches to the previous layer, without glue or binder liquid.
The powerful fiber laser with high energy intensity inside the machine guarantees that metal parts exhibit a dense and homogenous material structure. CAD directly drives the machine without requiring any programming, clamping or tooling. The 3D printing approach is capable of simultaneously producing metal parts of different shapes in series of up to 20,000 pieces, ensuring that the laser gains systematic access to any location while building up parts. In this way, the most complex part shapes can be produced, including recesses, ribs, cavities and internal features.
All 3D Systems' DMP printers create chemically pure, fully dense metal and ceramic parts, and they deliver accuracy compatible with EN ISO 2768 (fine) machining tolerances and a repeatability of about 20 microns in all three axes. Materials include stainless steel, tool steel, super alloys, non-ferrous alloys, precious metals and alumina. The outstanding output quality, with high accuracy, finish, reliability and repeatability, and a choice of more than 15 materials, makes these industry-leading machines highly attractive to manufacturers.
The ProX line of DMP 3D printers are providing seamless and intuitive metal 3D printing in a variety of industries: custom dental prostheses, orthopedic implants, tire molds, watch manufacturing, aerospace parts and more. In addition, these systems are widely used for direct creation of conformal tooling, tooling insert and blow mold production.
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Manufacture small, complex metal parts in hoursThe ProXTM range of Direct Metal Printing (DMP) 3D printers builds on 3D Systems' stellar laser sintering capabilities by incorporating 10 years of research and development in metal 3D printing.
The smallest of the ProX DMP line, the ProX 100 is designed as the starting point for people wishing to manufacture small, complex metal parts at high quality and speed using DMP. The ProX 100 features a build volume of 100mm x 100mm x 80mm along with manual material loading and an optional external recycling station. The system supports materials including Tool Steel, Stainless 17-4PH, Ti6Al4V, AlSi12. The ProX 100 also includes 3D Systems' software tools, which are specifically designed to ensure successful direct metal or ceramic manufacturing processes.
Medium-sized build volume in a powerful metal 3D printing packageThe latest addition to the ProXTM range, the ProX 200 integrates a powerful laser adapted to an intermediary production volume for the streamlined manufacturing of precise, medium-sized metal parts. The ProX 200 is a high-performance, high-quality alternative to traditional manufacturing processes, offering reduced waste, greater speeds for production, short set up times, very dense metal parts, and the ability to produce very complex assemblies as a single part. In addition, the ProX 200 gets you to your part faster with seamless, intuitive 3D printing software.
The ProX 200 system offers a build volume of 140mm x 140mm x 100mm height. It features semi-automated material loading and an optional external recycling system, and supports materials, including Tool Steel, Stainless 17-4PH, Ti6Al4V, AlSi12 as well as ceramics.
Metal 3D printing for industrial applications3D Systems brings its legendary reliability and repeatability to production-level Direct Metal Printing (DMP) with the ProXTM 300 3D printer.
The ProX 300 3D printer makes additive manufacturing an industrial option for the production of metal parts. The ProX 300 is the largest in our DMP range, offering a build volume of 9.8 x 9.8 x 11.8 in (250 x 250 x 300 mm). It features an automated material loading and recycling system, and supports materials including Tool Steel, Stainless 17-4PH, Ti6Al4V, AlSi12.
The ProX 300 is a high-performance, high-quality alternative to traditional manufacturing processes, offering reduced waste, greater speeds for production, short set up times, very dense parts, and the ability to produce very complex assemblies as a single parts.
High precision, high throughput The ProX DMP 320, developed from the outcome of nearly half-a-million prints, offers fast build turnaround times in demanding 24/7 production environments. Designed for productivity with quick-swap build modules and fast powder recycling. The lowest O2 during builds (25 ppm) for exceptionally strong parts of high chemical purity. Efficient consumables management and shared ancillary equipment lower the total cost of ownership. Thousands of hours of parameter optimization ensure predictable and repeatable print quality. The ProX DMP 320's robust, streamlined print process means you can print virtually any geometry and avoid trial-and-error steps
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