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Prototype and mass produce
with 200+ Compatible Metal Alloys


Prototype and mass produce with the same alloys

Desktop Metal designed their systems to use the same MIM (Metal Injection Molding) materials used in traditional manufacturing. This opens up an ecosystem of low-cost, high-quality alloys with a mature supply chain and well-studied process controls.

200+ compatible alloys

By enabling the use of metal powders from the MIM industry, the Desktop Metal systems have access to a wide range of existing materials—from steels and aluminum to super alloys and titanium.

Up to 80% cheaper

Laser-based systems require specially formulated, cost-prohibitive metal powders. We use metal powder with a wide particle size distribution, enabling much lower materials costs.

Core Alloys

17-4PH Stainless Steel
17-4 PH stainless steel is a precipitation hardening steel used in a wide range of industrial applications including those with mildly corrosive environments and high-strength requirements.
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316L Stainless Steel
Characterised by its corrosion resistance and performance at both high and low temperatures, 316L stainless steel is a fully austenitic steel ideal for harsh environments.
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Inconel / Alloy 625
A nickel-based superalloy characterised by its hardness and abrasion resistance as well as its performance at high temperatures, making it suitable for the most extreme environments.

AISI 4140
One of the most versatile steels, 4140 steel is characterized by its toughness, high fatigue strength, and abrasion and impact resistance, making it great all-purpose steel for industrial applications.
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Characterised by its electrical and thermal conductivity and ductility, Copper is ideal for electrical equipment, plumbing, and heat transfer applications.

Characterised by its hardness and abrasion resistance, H13 tool steel is hot work steel with exceptional hot hardness, resistance to thermal fatigue cracking, and stability in heat treatment—making it an ideal metal for both hot work and cold work tooling applications.
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Controlled thermal expansion alloy