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.
Stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance
Stainless steel for corrosion resistance at high temps
Superalloy for strength and corrosion resistance at high temperatures
Low alloy, mid-carbon steel for high strength and toughness
For thermal and electrical conductivity
Tool steel for hardness and abrasion resistance at elevated temperatures
Controlled thermal expansion alloy