Direct Metal Laser Sintering

Faster Metal Parts

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is a 3D printing technology that uses metal powders and precision lasers to quickly and accurately create complex parts from a 3D CAD file.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering
In as little as 5 business days

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Rapid Tooling

Because DMLS printers can print in metal, they are widely used for rapid tooling, i.e., creating fixtures and jigs.

Rapid Prototyping

DMLS printers are used to make proof of concept models and fully functional late-stage prototypes.

Direct Digital Manufacturing

High-quality finish and durable materials have made DMLS printing a favorite technology for end-use products.


Rapid Turnaround

DMLS parts do not require tooling, reducing manufacturing lead time from months to days.

Stainless steel parts are built within 5 business days, and aluminum parts are built within 8 business days, allowing for faster innovation and speed to market.


Utilizes powdered metals with strong mechanical and dynamic properties, making it perfect for end-use parts.

Complex Geometry

Produces parts that cannot be made using traditional manufacturing techniques.


DMLS defies traditional Design-For-Manufacturing guidelines, so designs that would typically be made in assemblies can be made in a singular piece.



  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel



In addition to the removal of support structures, the part surface is media blasted to provide a uniform finish.


Xometry can provide additional post processing including CNC machining of features and polishing.

DMLS Design Guide

DMLS Design Guide

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D printing is a revolutionary technology that allows you to create prototypes and end-use parts in a matter of days with reduced cost and little waste.

Learn more about the advantages of metal 3D printing over traditional manufacturing, as well as how to effectively design for DMLS. Download your free guide today.

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