Metal Materials

Desktop Metal 3D PrinterPrototype and mass produce with the same alloys

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

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200+ compatible alloys

By enabling the use of metal powders from the MIM industry, our systems have access to a wide range of existing materials—from steels and aluminum to superalloys 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.

Over 30 materials available

Alloy Steel

  • 4140 (Chrome Moly)
  • 4605 (FN02)

Aluminium

  • 2024*
  • 6061*
  • 7075*
  • AlSi10Mg*

Carbide

  • WC-3Co

Copper

  • C11000 Copper
  • Bronze

Heavy Alloy

  • Tungsten Heavy Alloy
  • Veloxint HardMetal

Low Expansion

  • Kovar F-15
  • Invar 36

Super Alloy

  • Inconel 625
  • Cobalt Chrome F75
  • Hastelloy
  • MP35N (Ni Co Cr Mo)

Stainless Steel

  • 316L (Austenitic)
  • 17-4 PH
  • 15-5 (PH)
  • 303 (Austenitic)
  • 316L Duplex
  • 410 (Martensitic)
  • 420 (Martensitic)
  • 430 (Ferritic)
  • 440 (Martensitic)
  • HK30Nb
  • Nitronic19 (Duplex)
  • BIODUR 108 (Ni Free)

Magnetics

  • Hiperco 50

High Performance Steel

  • Maraging Steel 18Ni300
  • Veloxint Stainless

Titanium

  • Ti64*
  • Commercially Pure Titanium*

Tool Steel

  • H13
  • A2
  • D2
  • M2
  • S7

Other

  • BASF Catamold (requires special debinding)

* Requires Al / Ti furnace add-on package