The first 3D printed defense components made sensational headlines. Practically, 3D metal printing Direct Metal Laser Solidification (DMLS®) is a game-changer for the defense industry because it allows production innovation, customization, and material efficiencies for military and civilian products and parts. i3DMFG™’s most common DMLS® metals used for defense applications are Inconel (Thermal & Strength properties), Titanium (Weight, Corrosion & Strength), and Stainless Steel (Corrosion & Strength).
3D printing with metals eliminates engineering constraints so prominent in traditional design-for-manufacture projects. Innovations leading to weight reduction, superior performance, and new advancements in tactical gear are all highly desirable for military suppliers. i3DMFG™ is proud to be the first DMLS® provider in North America to own the EOS M280, M290 and M400.4. As an official Material Process Applications (MPA) site for EOS, i3DMFG™ prides itself on its DMLS® material and 3D print application innovations. DMLS® for all of your defense applications is an excellent solution.