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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.

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

All available materials are bolded in the list below. All other materials are in development.

  • Alloy Steel
    • 4140 (Chrome Moly)
    • 4605 (FN02)
  • Aluminium
    • 2024*
    • 6061*
    • 7075*
    • AlSi10Mg*
  • Carbide
    • WC-3Co
  • Copper
    • 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

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