1. 3D printing
  2. Processes

3D printing processes

A wide variety of 3D printing processes suitable for all stages of the design cycle, from prototyping to small-to-medium batch production.

DMLS/SLM

DMLS/SLM produce high performance, end-use metal 3D printed parts for industrial applications in aerospace, automotive and medical.

Binder Jetting

Binder Jetting is most commonly used for full-color parts, low-cost metal printing, and large sand casting molds.

FDM

FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.

SLS

SLS is used for both prototyping and small-batch production of functional plastic parts with good mechanical properties.

Material Jetting

Material Jetting produces parts of the highest dimensional accuracy with very smooth surface finish, used for both visual prototypes and tooling manufacturing.

SLA/DLP

SLA is most suitable for visual applications where an injection mold-like, smooth surface finish, and a high level of feature detail are required.