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To DMLS or not to DMLS

To DMLS or not to DMLS

A frequent question we get from engineers has to do with how to decide whether to use a 3D printing process using metal materials for their projects. While each project is different and has different requirements, we thought it would be helpful to run a quick post about the most popular applications and advantages of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS).

On-Demand Webinar: Should You Take 3D Printing to Production?

On-Demand Webinar: Should You Take 3D Printing to Production?

Industrial additive manufacturing (3D Printing) has the ability to scale from one-offs to large quantities of parts. In this 60-minute deep dive, we uncover misconceptions on 3D Printing and why additive manufacturing is a viable option for final production.

3D Printed Lacrosse Balls: Will It Break or Bounce?

3D Printed Lacrosse Balls: Will It Break or Bounce?

Each 3D Printing material has its own application, and many materials are known for their durability. We put 9 materials to the test to see whether they would break or bounce in this high-velocity impact lacrosse experiment!

Our New Inspection Updates

Our New Inspection Updates

Using feedback from our customers, we have updated our instant quoting platform to include 4 new inspection options.

Video: How Will It Grow? Part 2

Video: How Will It Grow? Part 2

In this Part 2 installment of 'How Will It Grow', our Director of Applications Engineering Greg Paulsen explores key design considerations for Metal 3D Printing. Watch our new video to learn what to expect from your next DMLS project!

3D Printing is Not a Cheat Code

3D Printing is Not a Cheat Code

Get expert insight on understanding 3D Printing from our own Director of Applications Engineering, Greg Paulsen. Learn how to make the most of this additive manufacturing capability with his expert tips.

Video: How Will It Grow?

Video: How Will It Grow?

What causes metal 3D Printed parts to warp, distort, or have inconsistent features?! Watch our new video to see what factors create a successful DMLS part, and how to implement them for your next project.