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Xometry Custom 3D Printing Service

Xometry is an industry-leading online custom 3D printing service for making prototypes and production parts. We are your one-stop shop for high quality 3D printed parts at a low cost.

We use the latest additive manufacturing processes to build affordable, functional prototypes & parts in more than 60 metals and plastics. You can explore our materials in our materials photo gallery.

Find the 3D Printing Process That's Right for You

Xometry's 3D printing service offers six 3D printing processes so whether you are making prototypes or high-definition production parts, you can find one that meets your needs.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a powerful 3D printing technology that produces highly accurate and durable parts that are capable of being used directly in end-use, low-volume production, or for rapid prototyping.

An additive manufacturing layer technology, SLS involves the use of a high power laser (for example, a carbon dioxide laser) to fuse small particles of plastic powders into a mass that has a desired three-dimensional shape. The laser selectively fuses powdered material by scanning cross-sections generated from a 3-D digital description of the part (for example from a CAD file or scan data) on the surface of a powder bed. After each cross-section is scanned, the powder bed is lowered by one layer thickness, a new layer of material is applied on top, and the process is repeated until the part is completed.

Stereolithography (SLA)

Stereolithography (SLA) is a robust 3D printing technology that produces extremely accurate and high resolution parts that are capable of being used directly in end-use, low-volume production, or for rapid prototyping.

SLA is an additive manufacturing process that focuses an ultraviolet (UV) light on a vat of photopolymer resin. It offers higher resolution printing than many other 3D printing technologies, allowing customers to print parts with fine details and surface finishes. SLA 3D printing is a highly-versatile platform for making custom parts in prototype and production settings; often acting as a stand-in for injection molded plastic parts.

Xometry offers both standard and high-resolution options for fine detail parts, and can also print larger sized parts and products, with some materials offering up to a 58" inch build area. In addition, Xometry's manufacturing partner network allows us to offer a larger variety of materials than other 3D printing companies - we offer a wide range of both Accura and Somos brand materials.

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing technology widely known for its speed, accuracy, and competitive cost. A machine precisely extrudes melted plastic filament to create a part. Parts are very rigid, especially compared to Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), which makes them a great fit for projects with a rigidity requirement. Xometry's FDM solution offers large build volumes up to 24″ x 36″ x 36″, a variety of colors, and a diverse selection of production-grade thermoplastics — from ABS to Polycarbonate to Ultem.

HP Multi Jet Fusion (HP MJF)

HP Multi Jet Fusion is a new 3D printing technology that produces highly accurate and durable parts that are capable of being used directly in end-use, low-volume production, or for rapid prototyping. Since the process uses well-established 2D printing ink-jetting, it has remarkably fast layer times compared to other powder bed fusion technologies.

PolyJet 3D (PJ3D)

PolyJet 3D is a 3D printing technology known for its customizable material properties and excellent surface finish. It works by jetting UV curable resin onto a build tray in a process that is somewhat similar to inkjet printing. PolyJet 3D printing offers one of the most advanced industrial 3D printing solutions available, producing parts with incredible precision and speed. It also supports a wide variety of build materials including rigid and rubber-like plastics.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is an 3D metal printing technology that builds prototype and production metal parts from a CAD file using a laser to selectively fuse a fine metal powder in either stainless steel or aluminum materials. A DMLS machine is capable of producing highly complex features and all-in-one assemblies using metal materials that would be difficult to achieve with subtractive manufacturing techniques.

Our DMLS metal 3D printing service typically offers build volumes up to 250 x 250 x 325 mm, but we may be able to accommodate larger part volumes upon request in the quote. (See our Manufacturing Standards for more details) A good first step is to find out the cost of the parts you need using DMLS and compare them to other 3D Printing processes and CNC machining.

Advantages of 3D Printing

Durability

3D printing can offer great impact strength, medium flexibility, and high resistance to environmental factors.

Rapid Turnaround

Parts can typically be shipped in as little as 1 day, allowing for faster design iterations and speed to market.

Part Production

3D printing with Xometry helps you produce end-use parts on-demand, increasing throughput.

Complex Geometry

Geometries can be built more easily due to the 3D printing process, adding complexity without additional cost.

Scalability

With 3D printing, you can make a single part or component as easily as dozens of production pieces.

Precision

We can meet tolerances of +/- 0.005” or +/- 0.002” per inch, whichever is greater. Please see our Manufacturing Standards for more details.

3D Printing Materials

Available Rigid Plastic Varieties:

  • ABS
  • ABSi
  • ABS-ESD7
  • ABS-M30
  • ABS-M30i
  • Accura 48HTR
  • Accura 60
  • Accura ABS
  • Accura Bluestone
  • Accura ClearVue
  • Accura Xtreme
  • ASA
  • Nylon 12 (Unfilled)
  • Nylon 12 (Glass-Filled)
  • PC-ISO
  • Polycarbonate
  • PPSF
  • Rigid Photopolymer
  • Somos NeXt
  • Somos PerFORM
  • Somos Protogen 18420
  • Somos ProtoTherm 12120
  • Somos Taurus
  • Somos WaterClear Ultra 10122
  • Somos Watershed XC 11122
  • Ultem 1010
  • Ultem 9085

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Available Aluminum Varieties:

  • AlSiMg

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Available Steel Varieties:

  • Stainless Steel 17-4
  • Stainless Steel 316L

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Available Flexible Plastic Varieties:

  • Accura 25
  • PC-ABS

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Available Rubber-Like Plastic Varieties:

  • Rubber-Like Photopolymer (Shore A 26-28)
  • Rubber-Like Photopolymer (Shore A 35-40)
  • Rubber-Like Photopolymer (Shore A 45-50)
  • Rubber-Like Photopolymer (Shore A 57-63)
  • Rubber-Like Photopolymer (Shore A 68-72)
  • Rubber-Like Photopolymer (Shore A 80-85)
  • Rubber-Like Photopolymer (Shore A 92-95)

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3D Printing Finishes

Standard

SLS parts are de-powdered with a sand blasting process, followed by detailed manual de-powdering for more complex geometries. These parts are left with a surface finish comparable to a sugar cube.

Media Tumbled

Parts go through the standard de-powdering process and are then media tumbled for several hours. These parts will have reduced grow lines and sharp edges may be softened by the tumbling process. The parts are left with an eggshell finish.

Additional Finishes

Xometry provides additional SLS, SLA, Multi Jet Fusion & FDM finishing options, including but not limited to: color dyeing, sanding, painting and plating to meet your needs. For examples of our additional finishes, please refer to our photo gallery.

Applications for 3D Printing

Concept Models

Concept Models

The speed and versatility of 3D Printing lets product developers create physical snapshots of their designs through the iterative process.

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping

3D Printing can be used to create fully-functional prototypes, complete with moving parts, as well as all-in-one assemblies.

Production Parts

Production Parts

The high accuracy and consistency of 3D Printing makes it an ideal way to build large quantities of discrete or customized parts.

Industries that use 3D Printing

Medical

Aerospace

Robotics

Industrial

Electronics

Consumer Products

Automotive

Featured 3D Printing Resources

Xometry's 3D Printing Team

Our 3D printing service is led by experts with decades of industry experience

Tommy Lynch

Tommy Lynch

Applications Engineer

Tommy Lynch is the lead additive applications engineer at Xometry. He has over 14 years of experience in the industry.

Greg Paulsen

Greg Paulsen

Additive Guru

Greg Paulsen is Xometry's additive manufacturing guru and the star of many Xometry videos.

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