In Pictures: 3D printing - How does it really work?

Here are the nine most common 3D printer technologies

Technology No. 6: DMLS What it is: Direct Metal Laser Sintering (generic term: MLS: Metal Laser Sintering)

Inventors: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems founded by Dr. Hans J. Langer, Dr. Hans Steinbichler

Year: 1989

Materials: stainless steel, maraging steel, cobalt chromium, inconel 625 and 718, and titanium Ti6Alv4

Process: Fiber laser melts fine metal powder that pushes materials over the base, fusing each layer to the next layer, which builds up the object. Base lowers as each new layer is added.

Price Range: Up to $600,000

Systems Sold by: EOC, 3D Systems

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