i3D MFG™ owns North America’s first EOS M290 DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) machine. As an official Material Process Applications (MPA) for EOS, i3D MFG™ prides itself on its DMLS material development and 3D print application innovations. In an industry as competitive as Automotive, innovations in weight reduction, fuel efficiency, and customization are critical. Additive Manufacturing enables the production of components with integrated functionality without the need for tools, thereby cutting development and production costs.
3D CAD models drive the DMLS machine to fuse micro-layers of powder together using 400W lasers on 20 to 40 micron layers of metal powder, creating a nearly 100% dense, fully functional production parts in individual serialized batches. Since the DMLS part is grown layer by layer in tens of thousands of layers, complex internal geometries, conformal cooling channels, micro-channels, latticed and honeycombed designs, and free-form shapes are all easily manufacturable. With the latest, highest quality equipment, i3D MFG™ is able to achieve densities in Aluminum, Steel, Inconel and Titanium at nearly 100%, allowing for any finish requirements.