Metal 3D Printing

Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is a metal 3D printing technology that uses lasers to fuse powdered metals together, growing parts additively, layer by layer with little waste. The result is fully dense, complex pieces, created directly from 3D CAD geometry within hours.

Metal 3D Printing Solutions

Visser Precision utilizes metal additive manufacturing to supply companies in the aerospace, automotive, industrial and manufacturing fields with metal parts, including:

  • Out-of-production components, where cast tooling is no longer available
  • Metal parts that require internal passages
  • Prototype metal parts, before castings have been produced
  • Complex geometries that otherwise not be machined
3D Metal Laser Scintered Part

What Sets Visser Precision Apart in Metal Additive Manufacturing

Visser Precision offers a variety of capabilities in coordination with metal 3D printing services, such as complementary heat treatment, precision machining and mold building. Functional testing and precision inspection are carried out on-site, which are backed by AS9100:D and ISO 9001:2015 certifications. Additionally, Visser Precision is ITAR registered.

3D Laser Scintered Metal Parts

Start Your Metal 3D Printing Project Today

Visser Precision goes above and beyond to be a reliable metal additive manufacturing partner and encourages clients to utilize all in-house capabilities to their advantage. Contact us today to talk to a team member about any questions or ideas!

Metal Additive Manufacturing Machines

Visser Precision goes above and beyond to be a reliable metal additive manufacturing partner and utilizes all in-house capabilities to your advantage. Contact us today to talk to a team member!

Machine QTY Laser Power # Lasers X(mm) Y(mm) Z(mm) Current Material
EOS M280 1 400W 1 250 250 325 Flexible
EOS M290 2 400W 1 250 250 325 Flexible
EOS M400-1 1 1000W 1 400 400 400 AlSi10Mg
EOS M400-4 1 400W 4 400 400 400 AlSi10Mg
EOS M400-4 1 400W 4 400 400 400 IN625

Stock Materials

Visser Precision typically has these materials in inventory to run full-volume builds immediately.

Ni

Nickel Alloys

IN625

IN718

HX

Al

Aluminum

 AlSi10Mg

Fe

Maraging Steel

Maraging 300/ 1.2709

Ti

Titanium

Ti 6-Al-4-V

Ti 6-Al-4-V ELI

Cr

Stainless Steel

17-4

Co

Cobalt Chrome

 CoCrMo

  • Nickel Alloys

    Characteristics

    • Good High-Temperature Mechanical Properties (Tensile, Creep, Rupture)
    • Excellent Corrosion and Oxidation Resistances

    Applications

    • Marine / Offshore
    • Oil & Gas
    • Chemical Processing
    • Power Generation
    • Aerospace
    • Propulsion & Combustion Zone components
    • Nuclear

    Characteristics

    • Good high-temperature mechanical properties (tensile, creep, rupture, fatigue)
    • Good cryogenic mechanical properties

    Applications

    • Aerospace
    • Jet Engines
    • Cryogenic (storage tanks)
    • Nuclear
    • Propulsion & Combustion Zone components
    • Gas Turbines
    • Petrochemical

    Characteristics

    • Good corrosion resistance
    • Excellent oxidation resistance
    • Good high-temperature mechanical properties (strength, ductility, creep)

    Applications

    • Combustion zone components / Gas turbines (transition ducts, combustor cans, spray bars, flame holders, afterburners, tailpipes, cabin heaters)
    • Industrial furnaces
    • Chemical processing (catalyst support grids, muffles, retorts, furnace baffles, pyrolysis tubing)
    • Aerospace
    • Gas Turbines
    • Petrochemical

    Characteristics

    • Good corrosion resistance
    • Good high-temperature mechanical properties (creep strength)

    Applications

    • Combustion Components
    • Gas Turbines

    Characteristics

    • Good corrosion resistance
    • Good high-temperature mechanical properties (strength)

    Applications

    • Aerospace
    • Gas Turbines
    • Energy
    • Chemical Processing
  • Aluminum Alloys

    Characteristics

    • Light weight (low density)
    • Good thermal and electrical conductivities
    • Good strength and hardness
    • Good corrosion resistance
    • Easily machined
    • Fast build rates and thin walls/features

    Applications

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Industrial
    • Performance Motorsports
    • Rapid Prototypes
    • Heat Exchangers
  • Titanium Alloys

    Characteristics

    • Low weight / density
    • High strength and toughness
    • Good general corrosion resistance (especially salts)
    • Good properties in cryogenic environments
    • Low thermal expansion
    • Good biocompatibility
    • Enhanced ductility/fatigue for extra low interstitial (ELI)

    Applications

    • Aerospace
    • Oil & Gas
    • Racing
    • Automotive
    • Chemical Processing
    • Power Generation
    • Medical (ELI)
    • Marine
    • Sporting Goods
    • Industrial

    Characteristics

    • Low weight / density
    • Good strength
    • Good general corrosion resistance (especially salts)
    • Good biocompatibility

    Applications

    • Marine
    • Power Generation
    • Medical
    • Aerospace
    • Chemical / Petrochemical Processing
    • Desalination
    • Heat Exchangers
  • Steel Alloys

    Characteristics

    • High strength, fracture toughness and wear resistance
    • Easily hardenable with good dimensional stability
    • Easily machined

    Applications

    • Molds and inserts (w/ conformal cooling) for injection molding and die casting
    • Tooling (punching and extrusion)
    • Shafting
    • Gears
    • Fasteners
    • Munitions
    • Missile and rocket motor casings

    Characteristics

    • High strength and toughness
    • Good wear resistance
    • Thermal cracking resistance

    Applications

    • Tooling
    • Mold inserts and cores
    • Dies
    • High-polish aluminum die cast molds

    Characteristics

    • Uniform hardness
    • Great polishing and texturing capabilities (for molds and inserts)

    Applications

    • Injection molds inserts and cavities
    • Dies

    Characteristics

    • Extremely low coefficient of thermal expansion

    Applications

    • Optical / Laser Systems
    • Bimetallic Devices
    • Aircraft Controls and other Precision Instrumentation
    • Cryogenic Environments
  • Stainless Steel Alloys

    Characteristics

    • Great corrosion resistance
    • Good elevated temperature mechanical properties (tensile strength, creep, stress-rupture strength)
    • Good cryogenic properties

    Applications

    • Food Processing
    • Chemical Processing
    • Laboratory Equipment
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Pulp and Paper
    • Marine
    • Heat Exchangers
    • Nuclear
    • Aerospace
    • Medical Instruments
    • Oil and Gas

    Characteristics

    • Good elevated temperature properties (strength, toughness, corrosion resistance, ductility)
    • Good corrosion resistance

    Applications

    • Marine
    • Nuclear
    • Pulp and Paper
    • Food
    • Oil and Gas
    • Aerospace
    • Chemical Processing

    Characteristics

    • Good toughness and corrosion resistance
    • Maintains mechanical properties at low elevated temperatures
    • High hardness possible

    Applications

    • Valves
    • Gears
    • Pump Components
    • Aerospace
    • Chemical / Petrochemical Industries
    • Pulp and Paper
    • Food Processing
    • Medical
  • Cobalt Chrome Alloys

    Characteristics

    • Corrosion and wear resistant
    • Good high-temperature mechanical properties (strength, hardness, corrosion resistance)
    • Nickel-Free

    Applications

    • Aerospace
    • Power Generation
    • Industrial Gas Turbines
    • Orthopedics / Medical
    • Jet Engines
  • Copper Alloys

    Characteristics

    • High thermal and electrical conductivities
    • Excellent elevated temperature properties (strength, creep resistance, low cycle fatigue)
    • Low thermal expansion

    Applications

    • High Heat Flux applications
    • Rocket Engines and Liners