The first 3D printed gun made sensational headlines. Practically, 3D metal printing (DMLS) is a game-changer for the firearms industry because it allows production innovation, customization, and material efficiencies for military and civilian products and parts. i3D MFG™’s most common DMLS metals used for firearm production parts are Inconel (Thermal & Strength properties), Titanium (Weight, Corrosion & Strength), and Stainless Steel (Corrosion & Strength).
3D metal printing using DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) eliminates traditional design-for-manufacture engineering constraints. Cutting edge innovations leading to weight reduction, superior performance, and new advancements in tactical gear are all highly desirable for military suppliers. i3D MFG™ is proud to be the first DMLS provider in North America to own the EOS M290. As an official Material Process Applications (MPA) for EOS, i3D MFG™ prides itself on its DMLS material and 3D print application innovations.